08 Aug 2014

A lot of Pinot Noir for the money, and definitely worth it.

A lot of Pinot Noir for the money, and definitely worth it.

Everybody loves Pinot Noir, but Pinot gets expensive quickly. For good reason consumers have learned to be suspicious of the inexpensive versions.

The old saying that a rising tide lifts all boats is very applicable here. The 2013 vintage is being reported as one of New Zealand's best in years and this value play on the 2013 Matua Pinot Noir sheds a little light on what's to come. One of the first 2013 reds we have tried out of New Zealand, the 2013 Matua Pinot Noir is something that is perfect for when you want something a little more substantial than a white wine, but not too heavy, to go with lighter food. It is bright and lively with a nice undercurrent of acidity to its core of juicy red fruit with lighter tannins on its medium frame giving just enough grip for structure on its dry finish.
 
The Matua Pinot Noir 2013 was recently given an 89 point score from everyone’s favorite wine publication, which we think is well deserved. Matua has been at the forefront of the Kiwi wine industry and actually planted the first Sauvignon Blanc vines on the North Island. Matua is the Maori word for leader, and for the past forty years Matua has been a leader of New Zealand wines.

We tried this with grilled salmon recently when we wanted something red and not white and it was a perfect match. We are offering this nice entry level Marlborough Pinot Noir for 11.99 a bottle and $10.79 when you purchase six bottles or more making it more than a fair priced bottle that will not disappoint. It's maybe not the most complex wine and something that you would not want to grow old bones with, but for the money this is a solid buy that is honest and straight forward while offering great value.

Posted by Gregg 00:00:00

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