Spy Valley Pinot Noir
Sweet cherry and red fruits are underlined by fragrant notes of incense, mocha and lavender. Fresh fruit supports a crisp and crunch texture, with a long firm finish. Just a touch of the usual liquorice note from this vineyard. A touch of sweet spice and nutmeg – thoroughly moreish.
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The grape variety Pinot Noir usually makes fairly light-bodied and often pale red wine. This is due to its thin skins (meaning less colour and tannin). This Pinot Noir from Spy Valley in New Zealand has very distinctive red fruit flavours and aromas of strawberries, raspberries and red cherries, along with spicy notes clove and dark chocolate. Smokey, earthy and intensely fruity, this is Marlborough Pinot at its best. Sweet cherry and red fruits are underlined by fragrant notes of incense, mocha and lavender. Fresh fruit supports a crisp and crunch texture, with a long firm finish. Just a touch of the usual liquorice note from this vineyard. Located across the road from a US government listening post, Spy Valley is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed producers. The grapes that do all the hard work come from 360 hectares of estate vineyards in the lower Waihopai Valley and from select vineyard sites in Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern Valley regions. From there it’s up to Chief Winemaker, Paul Bourgeois, and a high-tech winery that wouldn’t look out of place in the background of well known spy’s adventures. As well as having full temperature controls in every room, as well as lots of other gadgets, it’s situated right in the middle of the estate, ensuring very sensitive handling of fruit before crushing. Like most Marlborough wineries, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc are Spy Valley specialties but winemaker Paul Bourgeois and his team also make a great range of aromatic whites including Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. Food Recommendations:- Game,Pork Belly,Offal – Liver, Kidney, Sweetbreads