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Ruru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

04 July,2017
Lucienne and Roland van der Wal have owned a 20 ha vineyard on Airport Road, Alexandra in Central Otago since 2012. There are 15.5 ha of Pinot Noir with 4 ha of Pinot Gris and 0.5 ha of Gewurztraminer. Their company, Immigrant’s Vineyard has wines made by Antony Worch of Alexandra Vintners make wine under the ‘Ruru’ label, which refers in Maori to the owls which are seen around the vineyard. Here, I review the 2016 Ruru Pinot Noir, yet to be released. www.immigrantsvineyard.co.nz

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Ruru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Otago

17+/20
Darkish ruby-red colour with some depth and light purple hues on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with good intensity of bright dark-red and black cherry fruit entwined with dark herbs and notes of minerally reduction at the core. Medium-full bodied, the palate has softly full and gently rich flavours of sweetly ripe black cherry and dark-red berry fruit, along with subtle notes of dark herbs and a suggestion of minerals. The fruit is fresh and vibrant and supported by balanced, fine-grained tannin extraction and integrated fresh acidity. The flavours carry to a light, black cherry-fruited finish. This is a softly full and gently rich Pinot Noir with black cherry and dark raspberry flavours on a balanced, fine-textured palate. Match with pork, lamb and beef dishes over the next 4-5 years. Clones 667, 777, 5, 115 and 6, hand-picked, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 10 months in 15% new French oak. 17.0+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $34.00

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