Monday, November 23, 2009

Doesn’t follow the rule book
New Zealand is now acknowledged as one of the few countries to have successfully come to grips with this fickle, but supremely aristocratic grape variety. A combination of dry and moderate climates gives near perfect cool climate growing conditions and assists with the intense varietal characters in Marlborough grapes.

This wine puts the NOIR into Pinot; a fine combination of dark cherries and red fruit abound. This is a fruit focused and velvety wine with rich flavours and soft tannins. Lean meats such as veal, venison or turkey, are a great match.

Tasting Notes

Medium depth of colour with purple and crimson notes.
An aromatic wine with black cherries, red currants and strawberries on the nose, complexed with well-integrated oak.
Lovely fresh fruit on the palate with hints of oak. Good firm tannins give the wine length and weight.
Up to five years.
Food Match:
Ideal with lamb or pork chops. Suited to most rest meats and not bad as a wine to enjoy all on its own.

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