Volcanic Hills Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 19-Dec-2015
Fruit from the ‘Ashwell’ vineyard, given a 5 day cold soak and 20% indigenous yeast fermented with 14% whole bunches to 12.7% alc., the wine spending 4 weeks on skins and aged 11 months in 20% new French oak. Even ruby-red colour with light purple hues on edge. This has a softly full, savoury nose with soft red berry fruit aromas entwined with nuances of dried herbs, earth and game. Red florals, nutty notes and some meaty interest add complexity. Medium-bodied, the flavours are soft and light, gradually unfolding to fill the mouth. Savoury red berry fruits, dried herbs, earth and game are gently interwoven with red floral and cedar elements. The palate has a softly packed core with good density which carries to a soft, savoury flavoured finish enlivened by light, lacy acidity. This is a soft, restrained, savoury Pinot Noir with gentle layers of complexing interest and some depth. Match with mushroom risotto and pasta dishes over the next 3-4 years. 17.0/20 Dec 2015 RRP $39.95

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