2015 Wairau River Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand

About the Wine

Phil and Chris Rose are pioneers of the wine industry in the now prestigious Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. They recognized the potential for the region’s free draining stony soil and abundantly pure artesian water in 1978. After supplying grapes for other producers for several years, Phil and Chris decided in 1991 to release a wine under their own label and so the Wairau River label was born.

These are some of the oldest vines, planted by hand, in the region.

This is an impeccable food wine as it is light to medium bodied with little oak influence. There is a purity of fruit with fresh crushed raspberry, bing cherry, and a earthiness reminiscent of sauteed crimini mushroom. This is a perfect wine for hosting or entertaining. 

If you find yourself in NZ, be sure to stop in Wairau River's fantastic restaurant for amazing food and wine pairings.

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