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  • Margrain Vineyard River's Edge Pinot Noir 2013

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An elegant and fragrant Pinot Noir with heavy red fruit aromas, with flavours of strawberries, raspberries and herbs and a supple, lively mouthfeel, leading to a long aromatic finish with strawberry and floral elements.

The 2013 River’s Edge glows bloodshot in the glass with its heavy red fruit aromas. Peeled cherries, wilted gardenia and a heady note of grilled brioche overlay brittle dried herb, sanded balsawood and a fine dusting of cardamom. In the mouth the wine is eager in the attack. Fully weighted and rectangular in shape it strikes the tastebuds a meaty blow. Sweet tinned-plum characters combine with creamy custard notes while roasted beetroot and purple carrot give textural complexity. The tannins are witty rather than gritty and the tinsel-like acidity displays felonious intent. 

This wine was only released on 1 Jan 2015 and will cellar well for 2-5 years.


Winemaking

Pinot Noir is considered an intellectual’s wine. Not the kind who smoke cigars and drink neat spirits nor the sort that hang out at back-bar grunge music sessions but rather those who seek subtlety and complexity in their lives, like to think about what they are drinking and heaven forbid, even discuss their beverages with similarly affected enthusiasts. Although there is now undeniably a place in the world for cheap, mass produced wines of most varieties; the sort they hand out at opening nights at neighbourhood art exhibitions, do not try to palm the true Pinotphile off with a wine made in a 500,000 litre tank, because they can tell the difference! Great Pinot Noir will always be hand grown, hand reared and hand delivered, no matter where in the world it comes from.


In The Spotlight

Raymondchan Wine Review Sept 2015: 

A barrel selection wine. Hand-picked fruit, 70% from the ‘River Block’ and 30% Home Block’, fully destemmed and 40% indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 5% new oak. Light ruby-red colour with pale garnet hues on the rim. The nose is elegant and fragrant with lifted red florals intermingling with strawberry and delicate raspberry fruit aromas. Subtle savoury dried herb and some nuances of resinous oak unfold with hints of raspberry liqueur, building in depth and firmness. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, the palate features aromatic strawberry and raspberry fruit flavours entwined with dark herbs and lifted by red florals that unfold in ethereal waves. The fruit follows a fine-grained core and line with supple tannins, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh acidity. Hints of spice emerge adding interest to the raspberry liqueur flavours, which lead to a long, aromatic finish with strawberry and floral elements. This is an elegant and fragrant Pinot Noir with flavours of strawberries, raspberries and herbs and a supple, lively mouthfeel.

Awarded 17.5/20 points



Varietal
Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
Vintage Year 2013
Harvest Date 11-19 April 2013 Brix at Harvest 23.8-25.1˙
Bottling Date 15 Oct 2014 Release Date 1 Jan 2015
Volume
Volume 750ml
Technical Details
Alcohol % 13.0%
RS (Residual Sugar) Nil
TA (Total acidity) 5.60g/L
pH value 3.45

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Margrain Vineyard River's Edge Pinot Noir 2013

  • Producer: Margrain Vineyard
  • Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $32.00

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