Mount Dottrel 2007 (Mitre Rocks, Central Otago, NZ)

Clear and bright rich red reflections immediately foretell of good things to come. Lifted aromas of red forest berries waft from the glass urging the drinker on. The palate displays surprising freshness of juicy fruit, summer berries and cherry mingled … Continue reading

Day 4 Pinot Noir NZ 2013 – the Grand Finale

Final Day of Pinot Noir NZ 2013 was highly anticipated and didn’t disappoint! The Tastings for today were two blind tastings of pinots from Burgundy and NZ. The idea was to examine ‘La Régionalité’ in the tasting and not to … Continue reading

Day 2 Pinot Noir NZ 2013 – Pioneers

  Today was about the regions of NZ that pioneered the development of Pinot Noir production. Firstly, the great region of Martinborough where the story of NZ pinot noir starts. Located at latitude 40 degrees south at the bottom of New … Continue reading

Day 1 Pinot Noir NZ 2013

  Day 1 of Pinot Noir NZ 2013. The key note speakers have challenged and entertain and now we start exploring the key Pinot Noir producing regions in depth. To be honest I wasn’t too excited by where I had … Continue reading

NZ wine tasting

New Zealand has a fantastic range of pinot noir wines from regions on both the north and south islands. The following wines were tasted in February, 2010 and represent some of the best pinots that NZ has to offer: Bell Hill … Continue reading