Classic New World Pinot Noir

Classic New World Pinot Noir

New Zealand continues to play an important role in the wine world. We have, without doubt, over the past 10 years seen more and more attention paid to the emerging regions of this fantastic country. Marlborough is arguably the most famous and have looked at it in the past, but perhaps not for the same reason. This time we are looking at the Awatere, a small sub region of Marlborough.

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Pinot Noir, when made well, produces wonderful cherry, redcurrant flavoured velvety, style dare I say perfect to go with Turkey. However, as a grape it is notoriously difficult to deal with.

The Pinot Noir that we have featured in the case comes from the heart of Marlborough. The region is fed by two main rivers, the Awatere and Wairau. It is from the banks of the upper Awtater region that wine maker, David Clouston, carefully hand selects the ripe bunches of fruit for this 'Selection' Pinot Nor. After pressing, the wine spends 11 months in oak which results in this elegant and rich textured wine.

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