TerraVin Pinot Noir 2013
- Textured, savoury
This pinot never fails to impress and as Sam Kim, NZ wine critic cites it’s “elegant, stylish and flavoursome at the same time.” This ‘fo favourite pinot beautifully expresses the terroir of Marlborough, plush and robust. Each glass is a microcosm of soil and climate, mixed with hard work and care, that’s the winemakers part of it. The result of this aged beauty is “dark cherry, plum and mixed spice characters with nuances of cedar and dried herbs. It is ripe and finely textured on the palate, and offers delicate fruit intensity together with savoury complexity, enhanced by smooth mouthfeel and polished tannins.” so says Sam Kim, and Sam tastes a lot of wine, heck it’s his profession, he would know what complexity tastes like. It’s incredible value for money, and a sure source of pride for any mofo who serves this to their guests.
“Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and openly accessible with aromas of ripe dark raspberry fruit that build to form a firm core with interwoven notes of dark herbs, dark red florals and suggestions of oak spices. This has attractive layers of fresh, aromatic detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate features sweet and juicy, vibrant and bright fruit flavours of dark raspberries and cherries along with subtle notes of dark herbs and oak spices. The mouthfeel is lively with good vigour and energy and flows along a fine, grainy-textured line with fresh, lacy acidity lending tension. The palate is well-balanced and carries to a positive, long and sustained finish of raspberries, herbs and spices. This is a vibrant and juicy raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with grainy structure and good energy. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from 70% ‘Calrossie’, southern Wither Hills, 20% ‘Cowley’, Ben Morven and 10% ‘Eaton’, Omaka sites, hand-picked, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 12-16 month in 17.5% new French oak barriques. 18.5-/20 Jun 2016”
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Marlborough is the famous region that has rocketed NZ into the world wine scene. For good or for bad, the wine that hails from here is distinctive, exploding with aromatics and quality and balance are only improving. Located at the top of the South Island, there is no doubt that Marlborough is the epicentre of the New Zealand wine industry - a region synonymous with some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The distinctive conditions of Marlborough - warm, sunny days and cold nights allow winemakers to unleash the unique expressions of grape, not seen anywhere else in the world.