I’ve had a long-time love for Martinborough Pinot Noir. For me, it’s as close as New Zealand has come to the great wines and community of the old world.
The running gag in our cellar is that these Pinots are so different to anything else New Zealand is making they could have been from another planet . . . Mars perhaps? Then would that would make the winemakers Martians . . . from Martian-borough?
Out of this world spice of star anise, tobacco and sandalwood layer with dark cherry and rose petal on the nose, with an alignment of savoury earthy, herbal notes on the palate.