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2017 Arterra Pinot Noir

2017 Arterra Pinot Noir
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Matt Steeves
(Feb 1, 2018 at 3:41 PM)
In its second vintage, the 2016 Arterra Pinot once again benefits from a small percentage (20%) of appassimento winemaking where the grapes were harvested then partially dried for a period of time before pressing. This takes the already impressive Pinot Noir and adds further textural, aromatic, and flavour complexity, all in a subtle but noticeable way. The nose shows dark cherry, chocolate, cranberry, plum, clove, sweet herbs, cedar and a hint of sous-bois. This wide array of aromatic groups mingling together results in a very stimulating aromatic profile. The palate shows those familiar refreshing Niagara Pinot characteristics yet in a different style, one that preserves the crisp fruit characteristics and youthful tannins, and shows off some dried fruit and spice that opens this wine up to even more food pairing opportunities. Roasted pork tenderloin with cherry-balsamic sauce comes to mind, just as dark chocolate dipped cherries do too! An impressive and unique style of Niagara Pinot that I’d highly recommend. Drink 2018-2024. Tasted January 2018. 90+ points. Matt Steeves –

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