Marlborough, located on the north-eastern tip of the New Zealand’s South Island – may be better known for producing white wines but it turns out to be the perfect spot for our Most Wanted Regions Pinot Noir. This grape is a bit of a diva to grow, but some serious sunshine combined with cooling sea breezes makes for very happy grapes.
So that’s exactly where we get it from. Like most Pinot Noirs, it’s a lighter colour than many other reds, but this particular one is a fruity number, with plum and cherry flavours. It makes the drinking as happy as the grapes.
Our advice is to get yourself a lovely roast chicken or duck and get pouring. In fact, because of its lightness, it also works very nicely indeed with fish and you can serve it lightly chilled on warmer days!
Geek Fact: Pinot Noir (a red grape, obviously) is one of the main grapes used for Champagne, along with Pinot Meunier (red) and Chardonnay (white).