Matahiwi Estate Pinot Noir 2019
- Medium bodied
Ever since learning to pronounce Wairarapa (still can’t), we’ve loved Matahiwi’s pinots, and this one keeps the streak alive. It brings a fragrance and cherry core that seem to be unparalleled in this country for pure intensity. I’d chalk this up to terroir, but also the clones used that we don’t often see in such prolific combination over here: things like the ever-so-fragrant, blue-fruited 777 clone; the elusive, swashbuckling Abel clone (someone apparently snuck a cutting into the country in their boot), plus some of the more prolific Dijon clones.
Accordingly, you may want to smuggle some of this contraband-worthy pinot into your cart.
Part of our Women in Wine Collection
We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. In an industry that’s still dominated by men, we believe in celebrating the incredible work women are doing. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
Winemaker: Jane Cooper. Vineyard Manager: Karina Southey.
Jane is owner Alistair Scott’s daughter, and has been winemaker at Matahiwi since 2002. Karina manages Matahiwi’s epically beautiful vineyards.
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Matahiwi Estate is another New Zealand wine success story. For such a small country, Kiwi's do an exceptional job on the world stage. Alastair Scott is a passionate wine man (aren't we all?), born and bred in the beautiful Wairarapa Valley on the north island. He dreamt of making world class wines. Back in the day (some 100 years pre-Alastair), an Italian wine scientist identified the Wairarapa Valley as ideal for growing grapes. Fast forward to today and Matahiwi Estate does the region proud with their stable of award-winning wines, while nurturing the land with sustainable practices. So Alastair’s dream came true, and he now spends his time spreading the very good word of Matahiwi wines around the world.
Maori for 'glistening waters', Wairarapa is a small region around Wellington, at the very bottom of New Zealand's north island. It includes the subregions of Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton. If the names Dry River, Martinborough Vineyards and Ata Rangi ring a bell, you probably need no further introduction. If they don't, it's time you were introduced to a diverse range of landscapes that produce a similarly varied range of scrumptious wines that Kiwis are rightly proud of.