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Sherwood ‘Signature’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

08 June,2017
Establishing Sherwood Estate in 1987, Dayne and Jill Sherwood run this sizeable operation personally with much of its production exported to over two dozen countries. The Sherwood brand is seeing a stronger presence domestically now, with marketing efforts directed in this direction. The premium wines are the ‘Signature Family’ wines, identified by the name ‘Sherwood’ in hand script on the label. This brand is supported by the secondary ‘Stoney Range’ and ‘Stratum’ labels, with the limited release ‘Waipara Collection’ and ‘Heritage Collection’ wines above. The wines are made by the very experienced Petter Evans. Here, I review the 2016 ‘Signature Family’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir. www.sherwood.co.nz

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Sherwood Estate ‘Sherwood’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara

17-/20
Even red colour with some depth and light garnet hues on the rim. The nose is softly full with gentle, ethereal aromas of red berry fruits and red florals interwoven with a little nutty and resinous oak, some dustiness, unfolding spice notes. Medium-bodied, the flavours of savoury strawberry fruit are light and restrained in expression, revealing notes of plum jam and soft nutty oak elements. The fruit sweetness is balanced by light, supple, grainy tannins that allow the fruit richness to build and form a good core. The acidity is integrated and the flavours flow smoothly with moderate linearity leading to a light, but fresh finish with some grip. This is a light flavoured, savoury strawberry-fruited Pinot Noir which builds in sweetness, forming a well-balanced palate with fine textures. Match with poultry and pork over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Terraces’, ‘Georges Road’ ‘Church Road’, ‘Glasnevin’ and ‘Stirling’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 24 days on skins and aged 9 months in oak barrels. 17.0-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $21.99
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