Renato Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 21-Mar-2013
Predominantly Dijon clone fruit hand-picked, full destemmed and wild yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 4 weeks on skins and aged 11 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Moderately deep ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on rim. The nose is soft and light with restrained red berry fruit aromas, lifted with red florals and an integrated herbal underlay. Light-bodied, the fruit flavours of soft red berries and herb elements are light in expression. Though with some sweetness, the palate is a little lean and attenuated, allowing the tannin extraction to feature in the mouthfeel. The acidity is also prominent and along with the tannin, carries the palate to a light herb-flavoured finish. This is a light, grainy-textured, brisk Pinot Noir with cool red fruit flavours. Serve with antipasto, cold meats and pasta dishes over the next 3+ years. 195 dozen made. 15.5-/20 Mar 2013 RRP $27.00

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