I just wrapped up reading a book highlighting the Marlborough wine growing region of New Zealand so I was excited to see a bottle of Marlborough Pinot Noir arrive. The region is relatively young but the wine coming from the region is increasingly noteworthy. Marlborough is particularly known for their Sauvignon Blanc but Pinot Noir from the region is starting to garner some attention. I was excited to dive into a bottle to get a glimpse into where New Zealand Pinot Noir is heading.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Goldwater 2010 Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. This sustainably produced wine has 14% alcohol and retails for $25.99. For more information and to find where to purchase this wine, visit www.pasternekwine.com.
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Goldwater’s sustainably grown Pinot Noir pours a bright ruby in the glass. The nose has aromas of cherries, raspberries, earthy spices, and dark chocolate. This wine is full of flavor…there are notes of cherries and anise enveloped in cocoa. The finish is lengthy with a heavy hit of lingering anise. Spicy, sustainable, and worth checking out!
My Wine Rating- B+
Food Pairing Suggestions- Pair this Pinot with braised wild boar, grilled duck, or veggie burgers with grilled mushrooms and onions.