Nga Waka Pinot Noir 2018
- Medium bodied
Nga Waka was established in 1988 and are a small family-owned winegrower and producer making top-quality wines in Martinborough. We’ve worked with them in the past and this year we’ve brought in even more of their range of delicious pinots - including this estate wine. It is a really intriguing wine to discover - first showing off intense floral and spice aromatics, along with beautiful strawberry and blackberry. The palate is firm and medium-bodied with silky tannins and an interplay of dark berries and spicy, earthy notes. I’d take Candice Chow’s recommendation of pairing this wine with cured venison for a knock-out food and wine match.
A La Carte Magazine
“Clear, deep ruby-red with good transparency, lighter on edge. The nose is softly full; intense perfume fills the glass, lavender nuances, dried rose petals melded with black cherries, red berries, plums, barrel spices, and aromatic herbs. Medium-bodied, nuances are growing in intensity as it opens up to the palate; aromas of dried cherries, plums interweave floral perfume, unveiling a touch of savoury earth and baking spices. Lingering delicate spices supported by fluid acidity and refined powdery tannin lends a pleasing, long finish. This is an alluring red-fruited Pinot Noir with perfume and elegant details on a silky tannin palate. Match with lamb shabu-shabu and cured venison over the next 5+ years. 10% whole bunch, fermented to 14% alc, aged in tight-grain French oak barriques for 22 months, 20% new. Unfined, unfiltered.”
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- 100% Pinot Noir
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Anyone who's ever tried Martinborough pinot noir will shout its praises from the rooftop... at least, anyone who's not a Marlborough diehard. There seems to be a nice rivalry in the pinot stakes between the two regions, with Martinborough producing more structural (some would say "Burgundian") styles, as opposed to Marlborough's fruity flavour fests. If you see one, nab it. Also keep an eye out for the aromatic whites.