BABICH 'MARLBOROUGH' PINOT NOIR, NEW ZEALAND 2018
This Marlborough Pinot Noir is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in the region. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and portions put into new and old oak barriques. After 7 months the wines were assessed and blended.
Smoky cherry aromas with elements of raspberry and cinnamon. Savoury on the entry with red berries, dark plum on the mid palate, along with earthy mushroom and dried herb notes. Spicy and lingering finish. Nice viscosity.