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Arterra Pinot Noir 2016 Wine Review

Arterra Pinot Noir 2016

Arterra Pinot Noir 2016

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $34.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Arterra Wines

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

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 – http://www.quercusvino.ca
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A robust and ripe Ontario Pinot Noir. Aromas of red and blackberries with some earth, mocha and vanilla hints. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate with some medium acidity and soft tannins. Ripe and slightly jammy fruit and a caramel note on the finish. Enjoy with slow braised beef.

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