22,50 

Includes 19% MwSt.
(30,00  / 1 L)

Out of stock

 

Burgundian red wine tradition revived on New Zealand’s South Island

Main Divide is the local name for the Southern New Zealand Alps, the backbone of New Zealand’s South Island. From there, from the Waipara Valley, comes the excellent grape material for this Pinot Noir. The vineyards were chosen according to their special quality and the ability to show regional character in the wine. The winemaking method for this Pinot Noir is the traditional Burgundian one. After the harvest, a quarter of the grapes were placed as a whole, uninjured in the fermentation vat, the rest destemmed on it. First, the grapes were macerated cold for a few days so that the soft, silky tannins of the grape skins were extracted. This was followed by a natural fermentation with daily immersion of the shells. After fermentation, the skins were left in the wine for a few more days to obtain an even more characterful tannin structure and strong color. Afterwards, the wine was carefully pressed and filled into partly (35%) new, Burgundian barrique barrels. There it underwent a second, malolactic fermentation in the following summer and was finally bottled after 18 months of maturation in barrels.

 

And this is how the Main Divide Pinot Noir tastes

On the nose of the Main Divide Pinot Noir, you immediately notice the complex aromas of red and dark fruits such as dark plums, raspberries and heart cherries. Behind it are hints of spices, chocolate and vanilla, as well as a slightly earthy note. On the palate it is rich and powerful with velvety tannins, which leads to a very pleasant mouthfeel. Overall, a wine of excellent concentration, structure and length.

2018 Main Divide Pinot Noir

 

And the Main Divide Pinot Noir goes well with that

We like to recommend lamb with the Main Divide Pinot Noir, such as pink grilled lamb necks with rosemary potatoes or braised leg of lamb with giant beans in tomato sauce. It also makes itself good into pies. Or you can try it with a slightly fried tuna steak.

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