Te Kairanga ‘Runholder’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 26-Aug-2018
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour a little lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is softly concentrated and packed with ripe aromas of dark-red and black-berried fruits, melded with some notes of plums, along with dark herbs and some oak lift. Medium-bodied, the palate has a robust, juicy core with ripe dark-red and black fruits, along with notes of plums and spice, herbs and a little oak. The fruit richness is supported by fine-grained, savoury tannins with balanced acidity. The wine carries to a long and sustained finish of dark-red fruits. This is a rich and vibrant Pinot Noir with good depth of sweet berried fruit with plum and spice notes on a fine-textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the ‘Home’ and ’McLeods’ vineyards, 46% Abel, 29% clone 6, 10% clone 5, 7% 777, 4% 13 and 4% 115ully destemmed and fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 20% new French oak. 3,770 dozen made. 18.5/20 Aug 2018 RRP $34.00

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