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Pinot Noir is the most highly prized wine in the world. But why? It’s not as rich or big as its noble cousins, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Pinot Noir wines are pale in color, translucent and their flavors are very subtle. The grape itself is weak, suffering from a variety of diseases and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. Despite the difficulty in growing the grape, prices for a bottle of Pinot Noir are generally more than a similar quality red wine.
I like to think of Pinot Noir as a catch-all food pairing wine. Pinot Noir is light enough for salmon but complex enough to hold up to some richer meat including duck. In a pinch, when everyone orders a vastly different entree at a restaurant, you can usually win by picking Pinot Noir; it will make everyone happy.
There are beautiful ripe red fruits on the nose – think plums & strawberries along with a light, alluring spice. The Bosworth Pinot Noir is a middle weight wine with red fruit running through the palate & framed within lovely tannins. This wine goes very well with cheeses, chicken dishes & charcuterie.
Textbook example of New Zealand Pinot Noir by 'Digger' Hennessey & Corey Hall, chief winemakers at the prestigious Mount Riley & Matua wineries.
6 out 7 rating in Michael Cooper 'Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines' "Grown at several sites, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 10 months. It's a full-bodied wine, with generous cherry, herb and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity."
90pts – Wine Spectator
"Green hints & fresh chive aromas give way to cherry & berry flavors that are accented by an appealing note of smoke. Spice, earth & tobacco details provide depth on the finish." – Wine Spectator
The wine combines attractive fruit intensity with subtle savoury complexity, displaying dark cherry, plum, clove & nutmeg aromas with a hint of smoked meat. It is succulent & rounded on the palate, & delivers bright fruit flavours backed by polished tannins. Lovely harmony & length.
Misty Cove Estate Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes including lamb, beef, wild meats, stews, curries, pasta & mushrooms.
Or, just chill it slightly & enjoy it on its own!
100% Pinot Noir, displaying a nice garnet colour with a medium intensity, this wine offers very nice aromas of cherry and red fruits. In the mouth, the wine is very fruity, smooth and supple, with a very pleasant freshness, the Pinot has quite a good ageing potential and can be enjoyed now or over the next few years.100% Merlot, this wine has a deep purple/red colour and a bouquet of cassis with hints of vanilla. A full-bodied wine with rich plummy fruit and cassis hints leaving an elegant long and peppery finish, typical of this varietal.