Mohua Pinot Noir, Peregrine Wines
New Zealand – 2015
Tasting Note: Rich and juicy New Zealand Pinot Noir, brimming with redcurrants and raspberries, perfumed with flowers and more raspberries and a hint of spice.
Food Matching: Lamb or duck, salami and cold meats.
Vineyard: Hand harvested fruit sourced from three distinct sub-regions of Bendigo, Pisa and Gibbston. Farming follows sustainable and organic principles with livestock being used to eat grass and provide manure to produce compost and enrich soil.
Vinification: 100% destemmed fruit was fermented in stainless steel before being matured for 10 months in older French oak barrels.
Awards and Press News: New Zealand Pinot Noir Feature Opulent and rich with a wonderful array of dark fruits and bright florals. Quite a dry, firm style but some lovely raw cherry fruit and wet fern characters underneath, along with a subtle Sichuan pepper and liquorice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Decanter Magazine September 2016 Angela Mount Moving onto a couple of reds - It's game season, and nothing works better here than Pinot Noir. A recent addition to the prolific Great Western Wine portfolio, is the award-winning Peregrine Wines, a family-owned winery situated amongst the wild countryside of New Zealand's southernmost wine region, Central Otago. Here, in the cool climate, Pinot Noir is king. Peregrine's Mohua Pinot Noir, named after one of the country's native birds, is a beautifully crafted, soft, yet uncompromising red. The aromas beguile the senses, with their heady scents of violets, plums and black cherries; the wine is rich, yet silky smooth, with bold, opulent flavours of dark berry fruit, wild herbs and a hint of milk chocolate, and black pepper. Seductive and elegant, this is definitely a winner with roast pheasant, wood pigeon, duck breasts and also mildly spiced Indian lamb dishes. Bath Magazine, November 2016