Villa Maria ‘Cellar Selection’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Mar-2012
Dark, deep purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is full, broad and deep with aromas of ripe, dark berry fruits, plums and liquorice, with noticeable oak spices unfolding in layers. Medium-full bodied, soft, rich and plump flavours of dark plums, black liquorice, Asian spices and oak fill the mouth. The acidity is soft and moderately low, adding to the rounded, mellow textures. Soft and supple tannins enhance the approachability. The wine has a long, lingering cedary, spicy finish. This is a soft, broad and accessible Pinot Noir with well-ripened plummy fruit and matching oak. A multi-clone Pinot Noir blend of fruit from the Awatere and Wairau valleys, hand-picked and fully destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc. The wine was aged 10 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Match with slow cooked red meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 18.0+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $31.99

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