William Grace Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 01-Sep-2014
75% Abel clone and 25% clone 115 from vines planted in 2009, from the ‘William Grace’ vineyard, fully-destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine on skins for over three weeks and aged 12 months in a 1 y.o. Francois Freres barrique. The wine was bottled without fining or filtering. Light, even ruby-red colour, pale on rim. The nose is very elegant and fragrant with delicate red berry fruit aromas along with ethereal red florals. A suggestion of fresh herb and stalk adds to the subtle detail. Light-medium bodied, and elegant in proportion, delicate flavours of red berry fruits show with gentle sweetness and lusciousness. Some herbal and seasoned oak detail adds interest, and the palate possesses a degree of concentration, following a tight, fine-grained tannin line. Fresh, lacy acidity underlines the palate, and along with the refined extraction leads to a light, dry finish. This is a delicate and refined Pinot Noir with some fruit sweetness. Serve with salmon, tuna, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. 23 dozen made. 17.5/20 Apr 2014 RRP $45.00

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