William Grace Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 22-Sep-2016
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some depth and slight purple hues, lighter edged. This has an elegant and refined nose with good intensity and depth of dark-red and black berried fruits forming a core with an amalgam of dark herbs, unfolding lifted red florals, some earthy elements and slightly resinous oak. Light-medium bodied, the palate features an elegant core of soft, dark-red berry fruits entwined with savoury dark herbs and earthy notes, along with spicy and slightly resiny oak. This is fine in proportion with the fruit encased in a fine-grained, flowery-textured structure that provides mouthfilling grip. The acidity is soft, enhancing the textures, and the wine carries to a sustained, textural finish of spicy dark-red fruit and oak nuances. This is an elegant Pinot Noir with spicy, slightly resinous oak and considerable fine-grained structure. Match with wild duck or pork over the next 5-6 years. Abel and clone 115 fruit from the 0.1 ha ‘Waihinga Gardens’ vineyard on New York Street, planted to 10,000 vines per ha, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 12 months in a 1 y.o. Francois Freres barrel. 21 dozen made. 17.5+/20 Sep 2016 RRP $45.00

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