This is an “up front" Pinot Noir from Fancrest Estate in Waipara. It has enticing aromas of red berries, dark cherries, over subtle layers of earth and spice making for a delightfully complex wine, that opens up in the glass to reveal gorgeous floral notes (rose petal and violets). Despite its apparent lightness, the 2008 has lovely concentration.
Raymond Chan says: "Bright, even garnet-red colour with some depth and bricking on the rim. The nose is light and subtle, showing strawberry and dried herbs, the fruit in the cooler spectrum, but with red floral interest and an attractive purity. Medium-light weighted and quite elegant, the flavours of red berry fruits and soft red florals are ethereal in expression, but there is a good core and some concentration through the palate. The fruit is lively, with good acidity and restrained tannin extraction and the wine is well-balanced. Fruit from 5 y.o. vines from the ‘Fancrest' estate, 100% destemmed and wild yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in approx. 30% new French oak barriques. A smaller-scale, cooler wine with proper proportions, this will match salmon and tuna, or subtle Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years." (November 2011)
An absolute bargain! Grab yourself a 6-bottle case or two today!
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Waipara, North Canterbury
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