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Secret Stone Pinot Noir

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Affordable pinot noir is hard to find, so there is no need to keep this one a secret. Hailing from Marlborough, it shows loads of fleshy, spiced plum fruits on the nose with a hint of roses. The palate is medium-bodied, soft and smooth with bright red fruits, approachable acidity and mellow tannins. It's a 'drink now' proposition that gives immediate pleasure at an everyday price, and is highly slurpable.

Winemaker's Notes

Individual parcels were cold soaked and fermented separately in open top fermenters. The wine was plunged three times per day and left on skins to help build tannins. Malolactic fermentation was completed in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels along with some unoaked parcels retained - with the objective of adding complexity and layers to the wine. The parcels were then matured for a further 5 months before final blending.

Colour: Dark plum.

Nose: Very floral and elegant on the nose with vibrant red spicy fruits.

Palate: Velvety and quite linear with fantastic length.

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Secret Stone Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Jubey-sweet raspberry aromas and an equally sweet juicy fruit palate. Well balanced.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Bright cherry fruits and lifted fragrant aromas, some cherry and brown spices, ripe dark fruits and chocolate too. The palate's pitched with serious acidity and richness, strong ripe cherry flavour and fine tannins to finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
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