2013 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir
North Canterbury, New Zealand
We really enjoy the Mt. Beautiful for its earthier, dried fruit flavors. Sufficiently powerful for your favorite lamb dish, it really shines with salmon marinated in shoyu and ginger, and with pork roast glazed with an apricot glaze.
$23.39 as part of a mixed case.
22+ bottles available.
"Vibrant ruby red colour with enticing fragrant aromas of black cherry, violets and dried herbs. The palate is moderately full bodied, expressive and supple with ripe bramble fruit, subtle tannins, great length and persistence of flavour. A classic Pinot Noir, which is approachable now but will reward the patient drinker for a number of years."
"The fruit for this Pinot Noir was de-stemmed and gravity fed to tank. Blocks were fermented separately, as blends of different clones to add complexity and aid integration of flavours. Seven days of cold soaking were followed by a fast ferment, with plunging twice a day to achieve an aromatic wine with good tannin balance. After two weeks of post-ferment maceration, the grapes were pressed, with free-run and pressings combined. The wine was then aged for 10 months in French oak barrels; 25% of which were new. The wine underwent Malolactic ferment in barrel and was racked once and lightly fined with egg whites prior to bottling. 13.5% alc."
"90 pts ... Opens with clean red fruit flavors and a nice spicy note, with details of dried flowers, crushed herbs and red licorice, accented by a touch of white pepper. Bright, crisp and complex. Drink now through 2025."
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