The bouquet is elegantly presented with good intensity of ripe strawberry fruit lifted by red floral detail. Subtle nuances of herbs and savoury earth unfold and meld seamlessly with the fruit and fragrant florals. Medium-bodied, soft and gently luscious flavours of strawberries show with an array of red florals and delicate notes of dried herbs. The wine is expressed with delicacy and subtlety, exuding plenty of vinosity and presence. The flavours are harmonious and the mouthfeel is seamless in flow with soft, supple tannins and acidity guiding the wine to a long, delicately flavoured, strawberry and floral finish. This is a beautifully elegant, harmonious and seamless Pinot Noir with ethereal strawberry and floral fruit and good vinous presence. Serve with salmon, tuna, poultry and pork over the next 5-6 years.
Winemaking Notes2013 was described by a winemaker friend as a “Goldilocks season” – not too hot, not too cold; not too dry and not too wet…. Just right! Such conditions have imbued the Pinot Noir with an incredible sense of balance, harmony and togetherness. After just 3 months in the bottle this is not the kind of teenager who wears his cap backwards and hangs around in the town square after dark – this is the well-adjusted lad who will be found handing round the guacamole at his parent’s 20th wedding anniversary.
Our Pinot Noir is best served slightly above cellar temperature i.e. 16 – 18 degree’s Celsius. Younger or older wines may benefit from decanting to allow them a breath of fresh air. Collaring 2-9 years
In The Spotlight
Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Show 2015
Raymondchan Wine Review Sep 2015:
Awarded 18.5/20 Points, 4 Stars
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Harvest Date||26 Mar - 19 Apr 2013|
|Bottling Date||15 Oct 2014|
|RS (Residual Sugar)||Nil|
|TA (Total acidity)||5.62|
Margrain Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2013
- Producer: Margrain Vineyard
- Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
- Availability: In Stock