Pinot Noir is the most popular red wine in New Zealand so we have decided to introduce to you three beauties from around the country - there are two bottle eash of the following wines: Wairau Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 from Marlborough, Bibby Pinot Noir 2010 also from Marlborough, and rounding the trio out is the Fancrest Estate Pinot Noir 2008.
Raymond Chan says of the Fancrest Estate Pinot Noir 2008: "Bright, even garnet-red colour with some depth and bricking on the rim. The nose is light and subtle, showing strawberry and dried herbs, the fruit in the cooler spectrum, but with red floral interest and an attractive purity. Medium-light weighted and quite elegant, the flavours of red berry fruits and soft red florals are ethereal in expression, but there is a good core and some concentration through the palate. The fruit is lively, with good acidity and restrained tannin extraction and the wine is well-balanced... A smaller-scale, cooler wine with proper proportions, this will match salmon and tuna, or subtle Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years." (November 2011)
Wairau Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 is an aromatic yet elegant wine showing aromas of dark berry fruits, cherries and spice, layers of flavour and hints of truffle. Under the guidance of their internationally renowned winemaker, Alan McCorkindale, Wairau Hills produce a range of premium Marlborough varieties that showcase the unique terroir characters and climatic conditions that they are fortunate enough to have in their region. They source only high using quality fruit from specially selected and managed vineyards and use traditional winemaking to capture the essence of Marlborough's vibrant yet elegant wines.
The 2009 Bibby Pinot Noir was a very popular wine with our Grabbies, and we've delighted to have secured some of the 2010 vintage for you all! Aromas of sweet ripe cherry andand boysenberry with undertones of toasty oak and thyme. On the palate this wine is fresh and clean, well-structured, with flavours of cherry and plum which continue with a lengthy finish.
With this mixed pack you will get to try a range of Pinots which is a great way to flex your taste buds, as well as ensuring you have a Pinot Noir to offer everyone who drops by.
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