- Type: Red
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Wairarapa
- Vintage: 2017
- Producer: Te Kairanga
- Primary grape: Pinot Noir
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £18.01
- Code: 28208
- SILVER (2015) INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2017
- PLATINUM (2015) DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017
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Sophisticated, polished, complex reds
- Can be very flexible with many cheeses including sheeps’, Morbier, Epoisse, Vacherin, Cheddar
- Lighter examples can work with some richer fish dishes
- Classic French herbs such as parsley, thyme and bay leaf. Spices should complement and not overwhelm the wine
- Game such as duck and boar. Fine cuts of beef. Lean meats such as roe deer or ostrich
- Truffle and wild mushroom, jus with redcurrant or similar fruit, Bourguignonne, Chasseur sauces
- Some wines, with light tannins, will work with lightly-spiced dishes
- Pigeon or duck, walnut and beetroot, smoked- meat salads. Truffle or wild mushroom risotto. Autumn squash
About the Wine
This red wine is made by Te Kairanga in Martinborough. Fresh, savoury, berry-fruit flavours that are excellent with light game, rich chicken and pork dishes. It is created with mosty Pinot Noir grapes. Supplied by Foley Family Vineyards.
A temperamental thin skinned grape and difficult to grow, when produced of any quality it demands high prices. The thin skin means it's very light in colour body and tannin, it characteristically has searing acidity and full lingering flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, violets and sweet spice.
Te Kairanga is one of the oldest and best positioned vineyards in Martinborough, located on free draining land once owned by the founding father of Martinborough, John Martin, in the late 1800s. Te Kairanga was recently purchased by the American billionaire and oenophile Bill Foley; his ambition is to produce the greatest Pinot Noir in the new world. He immediately recruited the legendary John Kavanagh as Head Winemaker. John is simply one of the best Pinot Noir winemakers in the New World.
The islands here stretch nearly 1,000 miles north to south, and the climate varies from subtropical in Auckland, to positively perishing in the south. 2018 will be remembered by many wineries in here as a year for the record books.Explore New Zealand