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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.
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.
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|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Harvest Date||11-19 April 2013 Brix at Harvest 23.8-25.1˙|
|Bottling Date||15 Oct 2014 Release Date 1 Jan 2015|
|RS (Residual Sugar)||Nil|
|TA (Total acidity)||5.60g/L|
Margrain Vineyard River's Edge Pinot Noir 2013
- Producer: Margrain Vineyard
- Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
- Availability: In Stock