Richmond Plains Nelson Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 08-Dec-2015
Bright, even, ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on edge. This has an elegantly concentrated and tightly bound nose of dark red berry and black cherry fruit, along with violet florals, liquorice, dark herb and mineral elements. The intensity builds with aeration and reveals a little oak spice interest. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of dark red berry and cherry fruit show notes of red plums, with good sweetness and richness. The palate has a concentrated, plush-textured core with underlying fine-grained tannin extraction and structure. The fruit sweetness prevails and the wine flows with drive to a concentrated, lingering finish of plums, liquorice, herbs, dark florals and nuances of oak. This is a rich, plush, concentrated pinot Noir with ripe fruit and fine concentration and grip. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6 years. Clones 115, 5, 667 and 777 from 3 sites on the Waimea gravels and Moutere clays, vines 15-24 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with some whole clusters to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 14-20 days on skins and aged 10 months in 18% new French oak. Certified AsureQuality organic and Demeter biodynamic. 18.5/20 Dec 2015 RRP $27.99

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