de la vigne
Ripe and juicy
From Waipawa in Central Hawke’s Bay, an exciting new New Zealand region with Pinot-friendly limestone, this Pinot Noir is ripe and juicy, smokey with spice and dark fruit aromas and flavours, along with complex savoury and earth characters.
A well balanced wine that has bright acid and textured minerality, giving persistent length along with well-integrated, fine, chalky tannins.
Hawkes Bay is not your first thought when thinking NZ Pinot Noir, Central Otago and Martinborough perhaps. A reasonably deep colour for Pinot. Blueberries aromas bound out of the glass and then mellow towards an earthier forest floor note. The palate seemed fairly fruit-forward and typically new world but has layers of complexity that finishes on notes of cloves and vanilla with a touch of white pepper. A delectable 2016 Pinot Noir!!
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