Tiwaiwaka Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Jul-2012
A selection of the oldest fruit from close-planted vines, clones 115, 5 and Abel with around 10% 10/5, destemmed, undergoing an ambient soak and indigenous yeast fermented, 20% in barrel to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new oak. Light garnet-red colour, pale bricking on rim. Elegant but intense aromas of ripe, savoury red berry fruits show with some secondary development. The earthy, game and mushroomy notes possess a funky edge. Medium-full bodied, soft, rich, savoury secondary fruit flavours of red berry and plums are intermixed with earth, forest-floor and mushrooms. The palate possesses good, lively acidity that keeps the mouthfeel racy and bright in texture. The tannin extraction builds to provide a firm background which leads to a crisp, firm finish highlighting the maturing earthy flavours. This is a lively and firm Pinot Noir that is showing some interesting savour secondary flavours. Match with mushroom and game dishes over the next 4-5 years. 17.0/20 Jul 2012 RRP $40.00

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