2015 MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR

APPELLATION: Marlborough, New Zealand

VINEYARDS:Home Block, Rapaura, The Angler, Spring Creek

VINIFICATION: Four parcels of fruit were cold soaked and fermented in square stainless steel fermenters, the berries were then gently pressed with 100% malolactic fermentation and aged in a combination of new and old fine grain French oak for 10 months. The wine was then blended and filtered before bottling.

TASTING NOTE:Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness which enabled this wine to be produce great complexity and weight. A lovely vibrant coloured wine with aromas of dark fruits. The palate has bright cranberry, raspberry and strawberry flavours with a smoky oak and earthy finish.

CULINARY SUGGESTIONS: Enjoy with a variety of cuisine – New Zealand lamb and venison are a particularly good match.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL CONTENT:13% VOL
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.3 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 4.9 g/l
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 16-18°C | 60-64° fahrenheit
CELLAR POTENTIAL: 2-3 Years

DOWLOAD PDF TASTING NOTES: 2015 | 2014

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