Quartz Reef ‘Bendigo Single Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-Sep-2017
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with a fine and intense core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit, entwined with raspberry notes, red florals, dark herbs and notes of liquorice and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweet flavour of dark-red cherries and berry fruit with nuances of raspberry liqueur., unfolding subtle floral and thyme herb elements. The palate has excellent depth, concentration and extraction, with considerable fine-grained tannin textures forming a strong backbone and line. The acidity is fresh and lacy, contributing to the drive and vitality, and the wine carries to a long and sustained finish of raspberry liqueur, liquorice and herbs. This is a rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry, berry and raspberry flavours, a concentrated palate and plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction with a vibrant finish. Serve with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 7-8+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 10/5, 5, 115, 667, 777 and Abel, from the ‘Bendigo Estate’, vines 16-19 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with 7% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 28% new oak. Certified Demeter biodynamic. 18.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $49.00

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