To Try, Buy And Put By
While New Zealand has become the modern benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc, the rise and rise of its red wine landscape is also unstoppable. At first, it seemed doomed, as we tasted oddly green Merlot and under ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. Happily, those varietals began to be planted on the warmer North Island, with fantastic results. Slowly, cooler climate red grapes like Pinot were tentatively planted and the results were spectacular, from Otago to Marlborough as here. This is a restrained style Pinot Noir, much more Burgundian than most, with a pleasing savoury character.
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