Local Pinot Noir at Fresh Choice Nelson. What a selection! Here’s our wine expert, Neil Hodgson to tell you all about the excellent range we have in store… Over to you Neil!
Pinot Noir is one of the most intriguing and beguiling wines produced on the planet, it can be rich and silky, delicate and floral, fruity and mellow or savoury and spicy; it is also a variety that speaks clearly of its place of origin.
When grown in Central Otago, it tends to deliver rich opulent textures and flavours, in Martinborough the flavours are more savoury, whilst a Pinot Noir produced in Nelson tends to be less weighty in the mouth but have lovely fruit flavours that are more complex and intriguing.
When the winemakers select the very best fruit and wave their magic wands, using just the right amount of oak to add complexity, the wine is elevated to another level and we are lucky enough to have some outstanding producers in this region.
Neudorf Vineyards Have been the flag bearers for premium winemaking in Nelson for many years and their Tom’s Block Pinot Noir is a delightfully complex yet easy to drink wine. One of the few things that differentiate it from the premium Moutere Pinot Noir is that not all the fruit is grown on the home vineyard.
Brightwater Vineyards has been producing some wonderful Pinot Noir wines in recent years with their 2014 Brightwater Vineyards version winning a trophy at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards while their Te Kahu Pinot Noir, that is made from fruit grown on slightly younger vines, is seductively easy to drink.
As we have come to expect from Blackenbrook Vineyards their Pinot Noir wines have a focus on purity of fruit with delicate savoury oak characters to add a little intrigue to the delightful fruit characters.
At Fresh Choice Nelson you’ll find a wide range of beautiful Pinot Noir wines to choose from and if you want a little help to find a style to suit your tastes and budget then the friendly staff in the wine section can give you great advice!