Palate: Medium Bodied, Juicy, Red Cherry, Crisp, Blood Orange, Cherry Blossom
Nose: Floraly, Red Cherry, Plum, Violet, Earthy, Red Fruits, Rose Petal.
As the pre-eminent grape of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has become a global yardstick for premium wine among winemakers and discerning consumers. Pinot is a very demanding grape, but in the right hands, it has a wonderful ability to express the complexities of the local terroir. Now grown around the world—including Australia, New Zealand, America and Germany—the grape produces vastly different wines. Traditionally, though, it is light-bodied and has characters of raspberry, cranberry, truffle, and allspice. Pinot Noir's silky tannins and bright acidity pairs brilliantly with wide-ranging dishes, from pasta and roasted chicken to cheese boards and salads with balsamic vinaigrettes.
Marlborough is New Zealand’s most well-known wine region. Located at the top of the South Island, this region is the home to more than 500 growers and produces more than three-quarters of all of the country's total wine. Broken into three sub-regions, with the two main valleys Wairau and Awatere and the newer plantings in the slopes in the Southern Valleys. With a moderate maritime climate, the region is famous for producing pungent, zesty white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. Other popular varietals here are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.