Matakana Estate - ME Pinot Noir - 750ml
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Main Grape:Pinot Noir
Matakana Estate has been at the forefront of local winemaking since this premium, boutique wine region was first developed some 30 years ago. Like many respected New Zealand wineries, Matakana Estate was established by descendants of Croatian migrants who settled in and around Auckland more than 100 years ago. From the very beginning, the winery established itself as a producer of top quality wines, attracting attention and plaudits worldwide, and winning a number of awards in international wine competitions. We are situated in the heart of Matakana, a hidden gem of a wine region, which lies between rolling green hills and beautiful sandy beaches less than an hours drive north of Auckland. Rich in culture, the area attracts many visitors to enjoy its fine wines, local foods, busy markets, and art and craft galleries. Our philosophy has always been to capture the essence of New Zealands finest grape varieties from the regions where they grow best, so as well as making wines from our own substantial Matakana vineyards, we seek out limited amounts of premium grapes from selected wine regions further afield to make the very best wines we can. Marlborough has a widely-acknowledged reputation for producing of world class Pinot Noir, and the regions intense fruit characters and generous palate structure are what we strive for in our wine. To get the very best from our grapes, we limit the amount produced per hectare of vineyard to help focus and concentrate the flavours, and the wine is matured in French oak barriques to add an extra layer of complexity. Our Pinot displays wonderful aromas of cherry and strawberry with some earthy and savoury characters, and a hint of oak. The cherry and berry characters explode on the palate and are followed by soft and supple tannins, and lingering toasty oak.
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