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2016 Gold River Pinot Noir

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Designed for early enjoyment, our 2016 Gold River Pinot Noir is fine and delicate, it has a silky, lasting charm.

Designed for early enjoyment, our 2016 Gold River Pinot Noir is fine and delicate, it has a silky, lasting charm.

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Our 2016 Gold River Pinot Noir was handcrafted with high-quality fruit from four Bendigo vineyards and one Gibbston and designed for early enjoyment. Bendigo provided structure and weight, Gibbston fragrance.

Even red colour. The nose exudes bright red fruits, with lovely lift, and a fragrant, earthy complexity. The palate is very approachable, laden with creamy red fruit that has good persistence . Fine and delicate, it has a silky, lasting charm.

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Cellaring

The 2016 Gold River Pinot Noir is wonderful drinking now and over the next 2-3 years.

Technical Specifications

Harvest Analysis
Harvest Date: 30 March - 30 April
˚Brix: 22.5 - 24.
Titratable Acidity: 6.5 - 8g/L (As Tarta
pH: 3.2 - 3.3 pH
Wine Analysis
Alcohol: 13% v/v
Residual Sugar: dry
Titratable Acidity: 5.70g/L (A
pHpH: 3.65 pH

Vineyard Location

Gibbston Valley Gold River Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
18.0+/20
4 Stars Raymond Chan

Even, dark ruby-red colour with some depth and slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is full, dense and solidly packed with dark-red and black berried fruits along with a layering of thyme herbs and some earthy and minerally notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly ripe dark raspberry and blackberry fruit with hints of plums and thyme herbs adding interest. The fruit is rich and luscious and forms a deeply packed heart. The tannins are supple and provide plenty of structure, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity.

The flavours carry with good energy to a lingering finish of dark-red fruits with thyme herb elements.  This is a solidly packed, ripe and luscious Pinot Noir with dark raspberry and thyme herb flavours on a well-structured, lively palate.  Match with lamb, beef and vensison dishes over the next 5-6+ years.  A mix of Dijon clones from three vineyards, 50% Bendigo and 50% Gibbston fruit, fermented with a low percentage of whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9-10 months in French oak.

Food Match

The 2015 Gold River Pinot Noir is ready to be enjoyed now. Its generous fruit will sing alongside modern casual cuisine. 

 

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