Pinot Noir is the most popular red wine in New Zealand so we have decided to introduce to you three beauties from the South Island - Turning Point Pinot Noir 2009, Herald Cove Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008 from Central Otago, and the Anchorage Pinot Noir 2011 from Nelson.
The delicious Turning Point Pinot Noir 2009 is lingering & soft with a lovely depth of red berries. Native, wild yeasts were employed for fermentation, the benefit of which is a longer fermentation establishment, which maximizes the expression of red berry fruits. After pressing the Pinot Noir was allowed to age on French oak for nine months. The result is a bright brick red coloured Pinot Noir, with aromas of strawberry, cherry and a touch of light oak. The palate flavours are a direct translation the aromatics, with mouth filling berry fruits and a soft fleshy Pinot Noir finish.
The Herald Cove Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008 was awarded 4 stars by Sam Kim - in fact it was just 1 mark off 4.5 stars. He describes it as "A charming Pinot with soothing flavours, the bouquet shows fragrant aromas of red/black cherry and floral with hints of savoury mushroom and spice notes. It's ripe and silky on the palate with lovely fruit intensity and a lingering supple finish. It's effortless drinking. At its best: now to 2013."
All the way from Sunny Nelson the Anchorage Pinot Noir 2011 is made in an elegant fruit-driven style, and is deep luscious cherry in colour. The nose of this Pinot Noir delivers blackberries, boysenberries and plums with a hint of vanilla. The palate includes subtle oak and mouth-filling berry flavours with hints of pepper, spice and truffles.
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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