Woollaston ‘Mahana’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 18-Apr-2013
Hand-picked fruit, clones 115, 777, 667. Abel and Pommard from superior parcels on the ‘Mahana’ vineyard, given an ambient soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunch to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins 28 days and aged 11 months in 25% new 225 L and 500 L French oak barrels. Certified BioGro Organic. Full, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. The nose is soft and voluminous, with restrained aromas of ripe, dark berry fruit that unfolds subtle layers oak spices, earth and savoury dark herb whole bunch complexities. Medium-full bodied, this has a weighty and rounded palate with good presence and mouthfilling flavours and textures. Dark berry fruit, liquorice and spices are harmoniously entwined. This has subtle dried herb whole bunch complexities and detail and building richness, balanced by fine-grained tannins that along with soft acidity provide a rounded, dry mouthfeel. The flavours flow to a soft, fulsome finish. This is a soft-textured, harmonious Pinot Noir with subtle complexities and building richness and weight. Serve with casseroles and roasted veal and lamb dishes over the next 4-6 years. 18.0/20 Apr 2013 RRP $52.00

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