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Greywacke Pinot Noir
91POINTS
16¾/20

Greywacke Pinot Noir 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New ZealandFrom Southern Valley vineyards, predominantly the Yarrum Vineyard on the Brancott / Ben Morven ridge, this pinot included a mix of clones, and was planted on loess, clay-loam, and gravel soils. Partial whole bunch and entirely native ferment with daily punchdowns, each clone was then racked to French barriques (30% new) where it remained for 18 months prior to blending. Dark, plush and savoury, this full-bodied, fleshy red is streaked with smoke, and cradled with lightly toasted cedar bough tannins. The palate is silky, and lingers with perfumed spice box and graphite. For drinking now, preferably with something equally dark, rich, and luxurious, like roast duck or goose.Tasted: 31 March 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 46.00 private wine shops Producer: GreywackeDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 198903UPC: 009421901925116