Domain Road Pinot Noir 2013 is from the Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago wine country, South Island, New Zealand. It costs about NZ$38 a bottle.
Colour: Ruby with flashes of purple.
Bouquet: Sensuous, savoury, smoky – sweet woodsmoke – rosehips, cherry and red plum jelly.
Palate: Earthy, savoury and gamey with touches of ironstone – red stone. It’s firm upfront with fairly dry feeling slightly grippy tannins that eventually meld into the succulent cherry and red guava fruit with well balanced acidity drawing out the finish. It seems more savoury, more brooding, more grippy than many CO pinots and I wonder if there is Gibbston fruit but no, it’s all from Domain Road’s vineyard in Bannockburn.
Four years old and still a baby. I reckon it’s going to be a long-lived wine.
Following the success of the Rockburn Pinot Noir with fillet steak and balsamic glazes (see prev post), I also accompanied the Domain Road with fillet steak this time only with the strawberry balsamic glaze – and the juicy medium rare meat worked those tannins beautifully. Terrific food and wine match and so easy too
For more tech info on the wine and where to buy check out the Domain Road website.
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