Sanctuary Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-May-2017
Even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with gentle, ripe dark-red berry and blackberry fruit aromas entwined with redcurrant and red liquorice notes, along with herbs and a suggestion of minerally reduction. The aromatics are harmoniously melded together. Medium-bodied, the palate has up-front and uncomplicated fruit flavours of red berries and redcurrants intermingling with subtle herb elements. The fruit forms a soft heart with light, supple tannin extraction, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity. Some reductive nuances emerge to add interest. The wine flows to a sweet-fruited finish of red fruits, florals and herbs. This is an up-front, soft, red berry fruited Pinot Noir with light, supple tannins and a fresh mouthfeel. Serve with antipasto, tapas, pasta and risotto over the next 2-3 years. Predominantly clones 115, 667, 5 and 114, from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 5-10 days on skins post ferment, then matured 10 months in French oak. 16.5/20 May 2017 RRP $20.00

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