A fruit-forward, lighter-style Pinot Noir with personality. Aromas of ripe red plums and cherries with fresh spices and subtle earthy notes. The palate has a rounded, soft texture with integrated tannins and the red fruits and spice carry through the palate to create a vibrant, fresh wine with pleasant cherry characters and a pleasing finish. Serve cool (15-16°C). Drink now and over the next 2-3 years (to 2020). Perfect with grilled or smoked salmon, duck pancakes, or pâté on toast. Roger Parkinson, Winemaker & Proprietor, Nga Waka.
Appealing, supple Pinot Noir with cherry, plum, wood smoke, licorice and spice oak flavours. Nga Waka's second label offers first label quality and is a relative bargain at this price. Deliciously accessible wine, Drink now to 2022. 91 points, Real Review (9/2017).
MartinboroughMartinborough is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is the island’s driest area, due to the rain shadow created by the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges. The district is prone to spring frosts, with wind machines employed throughout the area to protect young vines from frost damage. Martinborough’s climate is cool with some maritime influence and the region enjoys one of the longest growing seasons in New Zealand. There is significant diurnal variation, excellent for preserving aromatics and acidity and the naturally breezy conditions help to curb vine vigour, resulting in low yields of grapes with great intensity and flavor concentration. Over time, the river which runs through the region, has carved out cliffs and escarpments to expose stony sub-soils, helping to create the premium vineyard site of ‘Martinborough Terrace’ built over layers of alluvial river terraces. Martinborough has significant plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling but is best known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir sought the world over.