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Momo Pinot Noir 2016 Wine Review

Momo Pinot Noir 2016

Momo Pinot Noir 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Momo

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

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A juicy, smooth New Zealand red wine, with pleasingly tart and vibrant cherry aromas and flavours in this pinot noir. Supple and medium- to almost full-bodied. Very tasty. Mouth-watering acidity is fantastic for a range of dishes, from planked salmon to roast chicken. The Pinot Noir wine grapes for this New Zealand, South Island Pinot Noir from Seresin Estate wee hand-picked. The vineyard is bio-grow certified and Momo is made using organic and biodynamic winemaking practices. Momo translates to "Offspring" in the native Maori language. MINE: Momo Seresin Estate (2015) The Pinot Noir wine grapes for Momo's Seresin Estate (2015) wine were hand-picked. The vineyard is bio-grow certified and this PN is made using organic and biodynamic winemaking practices. Momo translates to "Offspring" in the native Maori language. OTHER: Andrea Shapiro, Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: Pale ruby colour, an elegant bouquet of raspberry, strawberries, cherry coke and smoky forest. Flavours consist of tart cherry, anise, cinnamon, wet leaves, compost and thyme. High acidity, light body and finish with all kinds of spicy, fruity notes at the end. It’s light - yes complex enough to pair with Blue Brie cheese. 89 points tasted January 2018. OTHER: Greg Hughes rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: Soft and inviting. Well made. Very juicy and new world. Not only is it 100% organic, biodynamic and a single designated origin wine (Marlborough), which is becoming more scarce; it is also apparently a single vineyard wine. This one is sourced from the Seresin Estate. Pretty and pale, with some darker hues from the oak. Big aromatics of rose, tea, red berries, and some slight underbrush.
Pleasant mouthfeel. Lots of red fruit on this one because of its Marlborough origins. It is a bit high on alcohol. It changes the nature of the fruit. Less fresh and almost on the edge of candied. Good for those who find old world Pinots a bit unapproachable. Nevertheless dominated by licorice, red berry, cocoa, and cherry candy on the finish. Though Momo is a Maori expression, it is not hard for us North Americans to conflate it with the M.O.M.A., in New York. It's not a stretch to call New Zealand viticulture modern art. Deliciously cool climate in style. Put it with some smoked salmon and washed rind cheese. OTHER: According to the back label, the 2016 Pinot Noir includes only certified organic grapes, tartaric acid and preservative (sulfur dioxide). It's a medium-bodied, reasonably structured Pinot Noir, with a fair amount of silky tannins for an entry-level offering, but they serve to give a savory grounding to the ample cherry fruit. Herbal and spice notes add complexity on the nose and finish. It should drink well for up to 5 years from vintage. Drink Date: 2018-2021. Score - 88 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Feb. 28, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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