Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Seddon’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Jan-2019
Moderately dark ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on the edge. The bouquet is elegantly and finely expressed with a taut core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with nutty oak and hints of spice, unfolding a little liquorice, and some savoury, secondary dried herb and earthy suggestions. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and sweet core of ripe, dark-red cherry and berry fruit with soft blackberry notes melded with a little savoury secondary dried herb and earthy complexities, unfolding a little spicy, nutty oak. The fruit sweetness blossoms and the palate is supported by fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction and fine textural grip, with a thread of fresh lacy acidity providing energy and tension. The sweet fruit flavours carry to a long, lingering finish. A little shy on bouquet, this is a sweetly rich dark-red and black-fruited Pinot Noir with emerging secondary complexities on a very fine-textured palate. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5 years. Hand-picked Pinot Noir fruit, a mix of clones, from the ‘Seddon’ vineyard, destemmed and fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 19.0-/20 Dec 2018 RRP $54.99

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