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Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

NZ $19.00 incl GST

FOUR STARS – Winestate Magazine March 2019. Ripe black cherry and strawberry notes laced with a richness of spice and oak overtones.

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Classic Wines, Marlborough, Pinot Noir

Description

Winemakers Notes
Our 2016 Marlborough Pinot Noir is based from a single parcel of fruit from Ballochdale Estate which is situated on the southern side of the Awatere Valley. The vineyard sits at over 300m above sea level, thus making it one of the highest vineyards in Marlborough. It is a spectacular site and in 2016 produced fruit of exceptional quality. After fermentation and MLF in tank the wine was racked to French oak for eight months. Only a small amount of new oak was used, the oak effect in this wine is very subtle.
 
Analysis
Alc 13%
Acid 5.7 g/L
Res sugar <1 g/L
pH 3.71

Tasting Notes
Colour: Vintage 2016 has given us a moderately coloured wine with a bright core and red/purple rim.
Bouquet: Both red and black fruits intermingled with subtle oak and nuances of grilled meat.
Palate: A rich and firm style with bold, sweet fruit and supple tannins. A core of sweet black cherry fruit lingers on the palate.

Cellaring
New Zealand Pinot Noir is almost always approachable in its youth and this wine is no exception. If you desire a more complex wine, further cellaring is recommended. This wine has been made in a very ‘non-interventionalist’ style and so we expect it to form a harmless deposit during cellaring. Decanting is recommended.
 
Food Matches
This fruit driven red wine is a great match with salads, pasta and fish and simple lamb dishes.

Suggested Wine List Description
Ripe black cherry and strawberry notes laced with a richness of spice and oak overtones. A wine style that furthers New Zealand’s reputation as one of the few countries to have successfully come to grips with this fickle, supremely aristocratic grape.
 
Independent Reviewer's Comment

“Offering good value, this fragrant, full-bodied wine is drinking well now. Bright ruby, it is sweet-fruited and savoury, with strong, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity.”
 

Awards
Four Stars  Winestate Magazine March 2019


 

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