The King’s Wrath Pinot Noir 2017
Marlborough is New Zealand's most important wine region by far. Situated at the northeastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region is home to more than 500 growers and produces more than three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. Vineyard area exceeded 26,000 hectares in 2018. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety, which dominates the Marlborough vineyards. In 2017 the variety accounted for 79 percent of vineyard surface area and 86 percent of regional production.
A brooding nose invoking aromas of loganberry, damson plum with hints of lanolin. The fruit aromas are supported with a backbone of toasted oak. The palate is rich and mouth filling due to a complex tannin structure with blackberry and cassis flavours intertwined with an opulent smokiness. The wine finishes strong due to a salivating acidity and tension from the tannins reminiscent of Northern Burgundian appellations. Highly versatile, this wine matches well to most dark meats, mushrooms as well as rich fish such as tuna or trout. We recommend enjoying The King’s Wrath with a seared venison backstrap, heirloom root vegetables and a cherry glaze.
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