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Beyond Burgundy, few places around the world have managed to produce the kind of earth-shattering Pinot Noir that makes diehard Pinot Noir lovers sit up and take note. You can literally count the countries on one hand: America, Chile, Australia and, of course, New Zealand. Like I said, one hand. But of all those places, few have had an affinity with Pinot Noir quite like New Zealand. From Martinborough on the southern tip of the North Island all the way down to Central Otago – the most southerly grape growing region on the planet – the quality of Pinot Noir produced here can be every bit as breathtaking as the scenery.

Covering all bases, our New Zealand Pinot Noir pack takes a wide sweep across the country’s most important Pinot producing regions, including wines from both iconic producers and modern superstars in the making. There is literally something here for everyone – especially for lovers of earth-shattering Pinot Noir!

As always, we hope you enjoy the selection.
 

Happy drinking!

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  • 1. ESCARPMENT Pinot Noir 2016
    MARTINBOROUGH

    Situated on the Te Muna River terraces & established in 1998, Escarpment Vineyard – under the direction of the legendary Larry McKenna – has built a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest producers of Pinot Noir. The base-level Pinot is hand harvested, fermented wild & matured for 11 months in French barriques (30% of which are new), resulting in a wine that’s dark, brooding & layered with spiced red cherry, blackberry & plum-like fruit. Drink it with tandoori-spiced lamb cutlets straight off the barbecue.

  • 2. ATA RANGI ‘Crimson’ Pinot Noir 2016
    MARTINBOROUGH

    Project Crimson is a charitable conservation trust focused on saving two native New Zealand trees. As avid conservationists & long-term sponsors of the project, Ata Rangi have chosen to call this wine ‘Crimson’ in order to raise awareness & vital funds for future tree plantings. The 2016 instalment arrives pretty & perfumed with smells of redcurrant, yellow cherry & potpourri, while the palate is silky textured, vibrant & long. Drink it with a chargrilled veal cutlet.

  • 3. PALLISER ESTATE ‘Pencarrow’ Pinot Noir 2016
    MARTINBOROUGH

    Pencarrow is the second label of iconic Martinborough producer Palliser. This is lush & layered Pinot Noir that offers jaw-dropping value for money. From a mixture of clones, & having spent 12 months in oak (20% of which was new), expect masses of black cherry, dried leaf & spice smells, while it’s full & rich in the mouth, too, with plenty of chewy black fruit, spice & grip. Drink it with red duck curry.

  • 4. FROMM ‘La Strada’ Pinot Noir 2015
    MARLBOROUGH

    From a selection of vineyards located throughout the Wairau, Brancott & Waihopai Valleys, ‘La Strada’ is a much-loved wine from one of Marlborough’s most quality conscious producers. With early consumption in mind, expect a nose layered with blue & black fruit, wood sap & sweet spice, while the palate is soft & well supported by nervy acidity & a balanced drying end. Drink it with Chinese-style red-braised pork belly.

  • 5. TE WHARE RA ‘TWR’ Pinot Noir 2014
    MARLBOROUGH

    Anna & Jason Flowerday are the talented duo behind Te Whare Ra. Planted in 1979, their 11-ha vineyard is one of the oldest in Marlborough, & currently farmed under a combination of organic & biodynamic principles. The 2014 Pinot is currently singing, with a floral & pretty nose of forest fruit, sap & cool earth giving way to a mouthful of wine that’s fleshy, delicious & beautifully knit. Drink it with coq au vin.

  • 6. WILD ROCK Pinot Noir 2015
    MARLBOROUGH

    As the second label of Craggy Range, the Wild Rock line-up offers serious bang for buck. The Pinot Noir draws on select parcels of Marlborough fruit, & has clearly been designed for drinking now, with or without food. Multi-tiered, rich & seductive, this is everyday Pinot dialled up to 11. Expect smells of pretty red punnet fruit, sweet spice & earth, while the palate unwinds silky, long & fine. Drink it with takeaway roast duck.

  • 7. FELTON ROAD ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir 2016
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Felton Road has long been regarded as one of the greatest producers of Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy. The meticulous attention to detail shown by winemaker Blair Walter & team have earned them considerable praise right around the globe. A blend of four vineyards (Calvert, Cornish Point, MacMuir & The Elms), expect plenty of sour cherry intensity coupled with smells of smoke, autumn leaf & sweet spice bazaar spices. It’s delicious in your mouth, too, with a wave of silky red & black fruit, uber-fine tannins & a balanced drying finish. Drink it with chargrilled salmon.

  • 8. TWO PADDOCKS ‘Picnic’ Pinot Noir 2016
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Under the guidance of owner/actor Sam Neill, & with the talented Dean Shaw responsible for winemaking, Two Paddocks has built itself a serious reputation amongst its Central Otago peers. From estate-grown fruit & with oak dealt out sparingly, the ‘Picnic’ Pinot is a soft & generous romp into the wines of Central Otago. Expect a fragrant, dark & multi-layered nose, while the palate is plush, rich & utterly delicious. Take a bottle to the park & drink it with smelly cheese, crusty bread & good company.

  • 9. BURN COTTAGE ‘Moonlight Race’ Pinot Noir 2015
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    With Ted Lemon (of Littorai) as consultant & Claire Mulholland (formerly Martinborough Vineyards & Amisfield) taking care of the winemaking, you know the wines of Marquis Sauvage’s Burn Cottage are going to be little short of amazing. From a blend of three vineyards (Burn Cottage, Northburn & Mark II), expect a deeply perfumed nose of spiced cherry, plum & currant coupled with smells of sap, spice bazaar spices & sandalwood. It’s soft & supple in the mouth with insane Pinot intensity & incredible drive & length, all of which are supported by a wash of superfine & drying tannins. Drink it with cassoulet.

  • 10. MAUDE Pinot Noir 2016
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Dan & Sarah-Kate Dineen are the dynamic duo behind Maude. Based at picturesque Lake Wanaka, the couple handcraft a select range of wines regarded by many – us included – as some of the very best value produced in all of Otago. Sourced from two vineyards comprising of different clones (each fermented separately prior to blending), planting densities, aspects & elevations, the current Pinot Noir – from the near-perfect 2016 vintage – comes layered with plush & sweet cherry-like fruit, dusty oak & a wash of fine supportive tannins. Drink it with pappardelle & mushroom ragu.

  • 11. CHARTERIS Pinot Noir 2014
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Founded by PJ Charteris & partner Chrissi Pattison in 2008, Charteris Wines has steadily grown to rank among the top producers in Central Otago. Following in the footsteps of the brilliant 2013, the 2014 Pinot is every bit as good. Record high temperatures & almost no rain have produced a wine layered with sour cherry & blackberry-like fruit, beautifully knit oak & a line of nervy acidity. Drink it with chicken & mushroom pie.

  • 12. AMEN BREAK Pinot Noir 2015
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Amen Break Pinot Noir is the music & wine obsessed Harrop brothers’ liquid homage to one of the most sampled drum beats of all time, the ‘Amen Break’. Drawn from the foot of the Pisa Range, fruit is hand harvested & fermented naturally, with 50% whole bunches adding significant aromatic lift. Expect layers of red & black cherry-like fruit, game, sap & sweet spice, while the palate is silky, plush & drinking beautifully now. Drink it with cumin-spiced lamb ribs.

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  • 1. ESCARPMENT Pinot Noir 2016
    MARTINBOROUGH

    Situated on the Te Muna River terraces & established in 1998, Escarpment Vineyard – under the direction of the legendary Larry McKenna – has built a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest producers of Pinot Noir. The base-level Pinot is hand harvested, fermented wild & matured for 11 months in French barriques (30% of which are new), resulting in a wine that’s dark, brooding & layered with spiced red cherry, blackberry & plum-like fruit. Drink it with tandoori-spiced lamb cutlets straight off the barbecue.

  • 2. PALLISER ESTATE ‘Pencarrow’ Pinot Noir 2016
    MARTINBOROUGH

    Pencarrow is the second label of iconic Martinborough producer Palliser. This is lush & layered Pinot Noir that offers jaw-dropping value for money. From a mixture of clones, & having spent 12 months in oak (20% of which was new), expect masses of black cherry, dried leaf & spice smells, while it’s full & rich in the mouth, too, with plenty of chewy black fruit, spice & grip. Drink it with red duck curry.

  • 3. TE WHARE RA ‘TWR’ Pinot Noir 2014
    MARLBOROUGH

    Anna & Jason Flowerday are the talented duo behind Te Whare Ra. Planted in 1979, their 11-ha vineyard is one of the oldest in Marlborough, & currently farmed under a combination of organic & biodynamic principles. The 2014 Pinot is currently singing, with a floral & pretty nose of forest fruit, sap & cool earth giving way to a mouthful of wine that’s fleshy, delicious & beautifully knit. Drink it with coq au vin.

  • 4. WILD ROCK Pinot Noir 2015
    MARLBOROUGH

    As the second label of Craggy Range, the Wild Rock line-up offers serious bang for buck. The Pinot Noir draws on select parcels of Marlborough fruit, & has clearly been designed for drinking now, with or without food. Multi-tiered, rich & seductive, this is everyday Pinot dialled up to 11. Expect smells of pretty red punnet fruit, sweet spice & earth, while the palate unwinds silky, long & fine. Drink it with takeaway roast duck.

  • 5. FELTON ROAD ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir 2016
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Felton Road has long been regarded as one of the greatest producers of Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy. The meticulous attention to detail shown by winemaker Blair Walter & team have earned them considerable praise right around the globe. A blend of four vineyards (Calvert, Cornish Point, MacMuir & The Elms), expect plenty of sour cherry intensity coupled with smells of smoke, autumn leaf & sweet spice bazaar spices. It’s delicious in your mouth, too, with a wave of silky red & black fruit, uber-fine tannins & a balanced drying finish. Drink it with chargrilled salmon.

  • 6. TWO PADDOCKS ‘Picnic’ Pinot Noir 2016
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Under the guidance of owner/actor Sam Neill, & with the talented Dean Shaw responsible for winemaking, Two Paddocks has built itself a serious reputation amongst its Central Otago peers. From estate-grown fruit & with oak dealt out sparingly, the ‘Picnic’ Pinot is a soft & generous romp into the wines of Central Otago. Expect a fragrant, dark & multi-layered nose, while the palate is plush, rich & utterly delicious. Take a bottle to the park & drink it with smelly cheese, crusty bread & good company.

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$150 inc GST
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  • 1. ESCARPMENT Pinot Noir 2016
    MARTINBOROUGH

    Situated on the Te Muna River terraces & established in 1998, Escarpment Vineyard – under the direction of the legendary Larry McKenna – has built a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest producers of Pinot Noir. The base-level Pinot is hand harvested, fermented wild & matured for 11 months in French barriques (30% of which are new), resulting in a wine that’s dark, brooding & layered with spiced red cherry, blackberry & plum-like fruit. Drink it with tandoori-spiced lamb cutlets straight off the barbecue.

  • 2. TE WHARE RA ‘TWR’ Pinot Noir 2014
    MARLBOROUGH

    Anna & Jason Flowerday are the talented duo behind Te Whare Ra. Planted in 1979, their 11-ha vineyard is one of the oldest in Marlborough, & currently farmed under a combination of organic & biodynamic principles. The 2014 Pinot is currently singing, with a floral & pretty nose of forest fruit, sap & cool earth giving way to a mouthful of wine that’s fleshy, delicious & beautifully knit. Drink it with coq au vin.

  • 3. FELTON ROAD ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir 2016
    CENTRAL OTAGO

    Felton Road has long been regarded as one of the greatest producers of Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy. The meticulous attention to detail shown by winemaker Blair Walter & team have earned them considerable praise right around the globe. A blend of four vineyards (Calvert, Cornish Point, MacMuir & The Elms), expect plenty of sour cherry intensity coupled with smells of smoke, autumn leaf & sweet spice bazaar spices. It’s delicious in your mouth, too, with a wave of silky red & black fruit, uber-fine tannins & a balanced drying finish. Drink it with chargrilled salmon.

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3 Cracking bottles for $150 inc GST
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