Ceres Composition Pinot Noir 2016
Attractive and engaging bouquet of ripe red berry fruits – raspberry, plum and cherry; plenty of spice and mineral tones with a wild red rose perfume.
On the palate – dry, fruity with flavors that reflect the nose – wild raspberry and plum, moderate toasty oak and oak spice layer, loads of energy, fine tannins and plenty of acidity; youthful. Serve with venison, roasted baby potatoes and a rocket salad with a zesty vinaigrette.
"Wonderfully expressed and engaging, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, plum, game, toasted almond and dark mushroom characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is refined and elegant. The wine offers gorgeous fruit sweetness together with seductive savoury nuances, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2022." 94 points - Sam Kim (9/2018)
The beginning of spring bloomed dry and cool with low soil moisture coming into the season, November was characterised by much cooler than normal temperatures. The vines got away to a reasonably slow start. December was warm and remarkably settled leading to a compact and successful flowering. The warm settled spell continued right through January. February arrived and whilst warm was unusually damp, with much higher than average rainfall. March dried the vineyards out and the season finished with a warm flourish in April. We again started harvesting with lower sugars than typical at nice ripe flavors. The harvest was very compact; everything being harvested over a 21-day period.
- Pinot Noir
- Central Otago
- Screw Cap