2008 Spy Valley Satellite Pinot Noir
2012 Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir
- We spied this Pinot from Marlborough and sent in our special agents to nab as much as we could get our hands on. The wines of Spy Valley are true to the region and show off the varieties that perform well there. Once you try this varietal Pinot you’ll find it hard to stop chugging down a glass, as it’s seriously smooth and slurpable as all good Pinot should be. The nose shows bright, raspberry fruit with an earthy complexity, a soft palate with a chalky texture and clean acid finish. Team it up with a mushroom ragout on polenta for a match made in heaven. 80
Colour: Medium red
Bouquet: Forest floor and allspice combine with raspberry fruit aromas and notes of dried herbs.
Palate: A smooth entry leads into a long, soft structure with a fine, chalky finish. Spice, cranberry and red fruit contribute a fresh, fruity character to this wine.