Matua Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand

Price: $22.99
Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 94631
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

Deep vibrant purple in colour, the nose is full of dark berry fruits of plums and raspberries, with touches of spice. The nose is rounded out with well integrated fine oak. The palate is soft, generous, silky and seamless, full of ripe fruits, with complex earthy aromas. A complete wine encapsulating the essence of Pinot Noir.

"Really quite plush, with outstanding depth to the black cherry, roast duck, Asian spice and pomegranate flavors. Stays fresh and focused, with pretty floral undertones, green tea notes and suave tannins lingering on the cedary, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2011."
-Wine Spectator

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Mark Tippery - Arlington Heights, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This was a great recommendation from wine.com. I love the Pinot Noir from Central Otago, usually at higher price points than this wine. This Pinot is a great value for the money. It has terrific aromatics and a wonderful mouth-feel, typically seen only in much higher-priced bottles. Nice dark fruits of ripe plums and blackberries, with notes of cherries as well. This wine is lovely from start to finish and is a great example of why Central Otago is such a promising emerging region for Pinot Noir. Nice lingering finish and leaves me with a desire to pick up additional bottles. You can't go wrong here, value and quality in the glass.
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While Bill and Ross Spence were the sons of a winemaking father, but decided not to follow his winemaking path. They began in a ragged tin shed in West Auckland, in 1974. The wines they released from that first vintage immediately placed them amongst the leading group of innovative winemakers. Chardonnay and Gamay Teinturier were not common varieties in New Zealand at that time,...

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Learn About Central Otago

(oh-TAH-go) The southernmost vineyards of the world lie here in Central Otago. Unlike most other New Zealand appellations, Central Otago is inland - nestled right in the middle of the southern island. Its lack of proximity to water creates weather more continental than maritime, leading to big temperature shifts - hot during the day, significantly cooler at night. Notable...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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