Tongue in Groove Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 09-Apr-2015
Even, dark ruby-red colour with light garnet hues on rim. This has an elegantly presented and firmly concentrated nose of dark red cherry and berry fruits interwoven with earth and dark herb notes, savoury whole cluster brown stalk nuances and spicy, nutty oak which reveals some resinous detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tight and concentrated with a firm core of dark cherry fruit. The fruit expression is restrained, but unfolds to show dusty earth, savoury dried herb and spicy oak with aeration. The mouthfeel is firm and dry with fine-grained tannin extraction, and flows with good drive and background acid tension, leading to a dry, grainy finish. This is a firm and tightly bound Pinot Noir with dark cherry, savoury earth and spicy complexities. Match with coq au vin and wild duck or pork over the next 5-7 years. Multi-clone fruit from the ‘Cabal’ vineyard, on clay with fragmented limestone soil, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole bunch, and a portion of slightly crushed and whole berries to 14.0% alc., with a cuvaison of 22 days, the wine aged 16 months in 25% new French oak. 17.5+/20 Apr 2015 RRP $45.00

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