Martinborough Vineyard "Martinborough Terraces" Pinot Noir Zoom

Martinborough Vineyard "Martinborough Terraces" Pinot Noir

2011 | New Zealand | Martinborough 750 ml | 14.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Smoky wood
  • Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Good with
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Duck
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • Product details


    Martinborough Vineyard have won countless international awards & accolades, including the World's Best Pinot Noir, with their 1998 Reserve. They have some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in New Zealand, grown on the renowned "Martinborough Terrace". This 2011 vintage Pinot Noir has a core of red currant, pomegranate and wild blueberry with violets, cinnamon stick and peppercorns. The palate is medium-bodied and crisp, with an amazingly long finish. This wine is starting to reach perfect maturity now!

    Rated 94/100 from Huon Hooke, 92/100 from Bob Campebell, 91/100 from Stephen Tanzer, and 90100 from Wine Enthusiast

    Variety Description

    Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. When young, wines made from Pinot noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wines age, Pinots have the potential to develop vegetal and "barnyard" aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine.

    Country Description

    New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning from north to south Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury/Waipara and Central Otago. New Zealand red wines are typically made from a blend of varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and much less often Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec), or Pinot noir. In white wines Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc predominate in plantings and production. New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon blanc

    Region Description

    Martinborough is located at the foot on New Zealand's North Island. Martinborough has a large number of vineyards producing wines, producing some of the country's best Pinot Noir. Martinborough has a warm micro-climate, with hills to the east and west. Almost all the vineyards are in thin ribbons around the northern and eastern sides of the town, and on the Dry River to the south. All follow dry riverbeds, which provide appropriate soils for viticulture, much like the climate found in Burgundy.