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Matua Pinot Noir
Matua Pinot Noir
Marlborough

Style Light red New World Country New Zealand Price $14
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Pinot Noir
Website www.matua.co.nz

Overview New Zealand Pinot Noirs have wine lovers very excited. So far Marlborough Pinots seem to be well balanced, interesting, and to have a real sense of place—and they get better every year. Matua’s offering definitely fits that mold: there’s a lot of red fruit, but also lots of acidity, and the wine maintains a balance that’s rare in New World Pinots in this price range. It may not be Burgundy (yet), but we’re excited to see what this region can do.

Nose There are big aromas of red berries, along with a touch of earthiness and an aroma that one blind taster identified as cream soda.

Mouth There are more berries here, balanced by appealing acidity. It should be delicious by itself or with food.
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