Vynfields Martinborough ‘Mad Rooster’ 2008

Other Red from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 14-Feb-2011
So popular is this wine at cellar door that John Bell and Kaye McAulay planted a few more rows of this undetermined variety. The 'Mad Red' fruit is treated gently and winemaking is sensitive, as in Pinot Noir production, to enable the purest fruit expression possible. 100% destemming, fermentation to 13.5% alc, and 12 months in 3 y.o. French oak barrels. The wine is deep ruby red with garnet hues and carries a remarkably ‘civilised' nose if hybrid provenance is involved in the parentage. Lovely red, boiled-lollies, sweet red berry fruits and an aromatic lift feature on the nose. Medium-weighted, this has juicy, sweet and savoury flavours, with a touch of Middle Eastern spices, quite intriguing in the make-up, with low tannin impact and decent acid tension providing a wine that is immediately accessible, and one that will accompany all manner of hearty foods such as pizza, pasta, barbecued meats and surprisingly Indian curries. 17.0+/20 Oct 2010 RRP $34.50 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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