Matahiwi Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
- Medium bodied
For pinot at this price, it’d be fair not to expect much. It’s just a really tough grape to handle at the best of times, let alone when on a budget. Every now and then, though, you do find some gems. This is one of those.
Made by the team at Matahiwi, who are known to over-deliver, this pinot does, and then some! Light and bright, it ticks the fruit, complexity and pinosity boxes with a flourish. Sam Kim calls it: “attractively fruited and beautifully complex”. We call it: “get in my glass and get in NOW!”.
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!
Vineyard Manager: Karina Southey
Karina Southey is a native of the Wairarapa and spends her days managing Matahiwi’s epically beautiful vineyards.
“It's attractively fruited and beautifully complex on the nose showing dark cherry, clove, game and toasted nut characters. The palate displays lovely weight and plump mouthfeel, leading to a lengthy silky finish. Delightfully composed with layers of fine texture, well supported by succulent fruit flavours and savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2023.”
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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.