Te Mania ‘Reserve’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 17-Oct-2014
Clones 5, 777, 115 and 667, 75% from the hillside block on the ‘Marsland’ site and 25% from the ‘Bartlett’ site, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunch to 13.6% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins, the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak. Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on rim. The nose is harmoniously entwined with aromas of savoury dark red berry fruits along with fresh herbs, and complexing dried herb and earthy notes, unfolding a growing layer of spicy oak with toast and char nuances. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are restrained in expression, but the palate is well-packed and concentrated with subtle savoury dark red berry fruits and earthy nuances. The palate core reveals layers of spices and toasty oak and some dustiness. Fine, dry tannin structure supports the fruit and the acidity is discreet and balanced. The wine leads to a fine-textured, lingering finish with gentle flavours of red fruits, spice and oak toast. This is a soft, dry-textured Pinot Noir with layers of red fruits entwined with spicy oak. Serve with Middle Eastern cuisine, and lamb casseroles over the next 5+ years. Vegan wine and fully organic. 146 cases made. 17.5-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $35.90

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