Te Mania ‘Marsland Single Vineyard’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
Clones 5, 777, 115 and 667 fruit from the hillside ‘Marsland’ vineyard, Redwood Valley, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 23 days on skins and aged 11 months in 22% new French oak. Moderately deep ruby-red colour with some garnet hues and a touch of brick on edge. This has a fresh, up-front and open nose with lifted strawberry fruit aromas that grow in volume, revealing spicy oak notes. Medium-bodied, restrained flavours of strawberries and red cherry fruit form a sweet and lush core, revealing some spicy oak nuances. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, supple tannins and refreshingly bright acidity. The mouthfeel grows in firmness and acid energy, leading the palate to a soft, lingering, cherry-flavoured and chalky-textured finish. This is a medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a fine core of strawberry and cherryish flavours spiced with subtle oak. Restrained at present, it should develop over the next 4-5 years. Serve with poultry and pork, and with Mediterranean fare. Vegan wine and certified AsureQuality organic. 17.5-/20 Jun 2014 RRP $29.00

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