2018 Patina Pinot Noir


94 Points, Winepilot. A very varietal Pinot Noir displaying ripe red cherry up front leading to a savoury, slightly sour cherry finish with with mouth watering acidity and fine tannins.

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Colour: Bright brick red.

Aroma: This fragrant Pinot Noir displays raspberry, blackberry and savoury characters.

Palate: The palate is very varietal displaying ripe red cherry up front leading to a savoury, slightly sour cherry finish with with mouth watering acidity and fine tannins.

Bucket list: Goes well with a beautiful sunset and it’s a great accompaniment to chicken, lamb, pork and pasta.

Cellaring: This wine is drinking well now and should continue to show favourable development for many years, at least another ten. Expect to see some spice and savoury characters after several years’ of bottle ageing

The grapes were picked at 3.4 pH with roughly one third of the grapes whole bunch, carbonic macerated for 9 days before crushing. Fermented until dry, the wine was then pressed off skins and transferred to oak barrels. This wine was matured for 14 months in seasoned French oak barrels adding character and structure to the palate. Alc/Vol: 13.6%.

94 Points, “Bright mid cherry red in colour there is good varietal character to be found in an elegantly styled wine; red raspberry and woody spices with a generous oak overlay. The palate then shows attractive fruit sweetness with fruit pastille flavours which are well supported by crisp, balanced acidity providing quite a long finish. Tannins are soft and supple too so its a wine to enjoy while young and vibrant with a quail and pea risotto.” Winepilot, Angus Hughson, Dec 2021

90 Points “Spicy! A Pinot that comes across more like a Shiraz like. If you like ’em with a little more heft, this could be your calling. Pretty scents of strawberries and raspberries lure you in. With a medium body layered with dark and red plums, that spice lassos around the palate and pulls the noose tight. Fine tannins and a respectable length tick the boxes on close. It goes ok. Drink to five years.” Q Wine, Nov 2021

94 Points “A lift of violets to the sweet red cherry nose. Excellent pinot flavours on the soft, fleshy and well-balanced palate.” Winestate Magazine, Dec 2021

92 Points “It’s light on entry – yet with a soft, sensuous and pillowy approach through the middle of the wine. A line of cool climate acidity threads its way across, forming the wine’s spine. There’s a lasting finish, tugging further, creating a lingering memory. It feels deceitful, in a good way: youthful, yet with a suggestion of maturity that is its destiny and what awaits further.” The Vinsomniac, Stuart Robinson, Nov 2021

“This Patina 2018 Pinot Noir, with already almost 4 years of development, introduces itself both on nose and palate with a blast of primary vibrancy, glycerol warmth [13.6 Alc], mid-palate fine-grained tannins and acid grip. It enthusiastically over-delivers in varietal attributes and offers line, length, volume and muscularity. An abundance of sweet’n’sour cherry fragrance and juciness is supported and balanced by a skein of fine tannins and palate smoothness. This is a Pinot Noir of power and promise which will benefit from some more cellaring, whilst offering generous drinking enjoyment now.” The Grape Hunter, Gilbert Labour

“Fresh, juicy and uncomplicated, this is a wonderfully easy-drinking summer wine, great with risotto, Italian pork sausages, grilled chicken or antipasto. Serving it lightly chilled makes all the difference.” Christine Salins, PS News

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