2014 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Pinot Noir
In the province of Marlborough high sunshine hours are moderated by a mild sea, while steep mountains keep moist and chilly winds at bay. A long cool growing season leads to gorgeous flavours. My goal is to make the Province wines in a classic Marlborough vein, emphasising the varietal intensity created by leafy vineyards, ripe fruit and cool-climate growing.
Colour/Appearance: Bright deep garnet
Aroma/Bouquet: Savoury ripe dark and red cherry, brambly fruits with a hint of smoky oak
Palate: Full bodied wine with round, mouth-filling flavours of plum, brambly fruit and dark cherry. The oak integrates nicely with the fruit, and combines well with the silky and linear tannin structure
Cellaring: This wine should cellar well until at least 2020. Bottling date was 9th March, 2015
Suggested foods: Venison, lamb, wild game and game fowl, Asian-style duck, seared tuna and swordfish
Serve: Mild room temperature