Vidal Reserve Pinot Noir, Marlborough
A blend of Pinot Noir from the Wairau and Awatere valleys of the Marlborough region. The unique meso-climates in these valleys produces fruit of the highest quality. Ferments were hand plunged, for gentle extraction of flavour compounds and some batches were hot fermented to contribute density, structure and savoury complexity top the final wine, aged in French oak over winter, 10% new. Fragrant with red berry and floral aromas, with notes of cherry and spice on the silky palate.
- Type: Red
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Marlborough
- Vintage: 2016/2017
- Producer: Vidal
- Primary grape: Pinot Noir
- Bottle size: 75cl
- 2017, Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
- 2017, Bronze International Wine Challenge 2019
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Juicy, medium-bodied, fruit-led reds
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ABOUT THE WINE
This superb red wine made by Vidal is produced in Marlborough. Available in 75cl bottles, distributed in the UK by Hatch Mansfield. Vidal Reserve Pinot Noir is a delighful wine, made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. This screwcap wine is made with added-sulphites. Fresh, savoury, berry-fruit flavours that are excellent with light game, wild mushrooms, rich chicken and pork dishes.
A temperamental thin skinned grape and difficult to grow, when produced of any quality it demands high prices. The thin skin means it's very light in colour body and tannin, it characteristically has searing acidity and full lingering flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, violets and sweet spice.