Te Whare Ra Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Nov-2014
Even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegantly proportioned with finely expressed, tightly bound aromas of dark raspberries and black cherries, unveiling layers of red florals and whole berry fermentation fruit pastilles infused with of dark herbs and nuances of oak. Medium-bodied and elegantly presented, this has a tight core of dark raspberry and cherry fruit along with subtle whole berry fermentation floral and confectionary elements, and a hint of liquorice. The tannins are refined and satin-like, flowing very smoothly, carrying through to a very long, concentrated and fine-textured finish with red berry and floral notes. This is an elegant Pinot Noir with lifted fruit and a very refined, concentrated palate. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 6-8+ years. Pinot Noir clones 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, 10/5, Abel and 5 from the ‘TWR’ and Eatwell’s ‘Rawiri’ vineyard in the Omaka Valley, hand-picked and sorted, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented with whole berries, a small portion by indigenous yeasts to 13.6% alc., the wine spending 17 days on skins and aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. 750 cases made. 18.5/20 Nov 2014 RRP $45.00

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