New Zealand's Pinot Noirs
7 Mar 2003 by JR
See wine news for an overview of the current state of play of New Zealand's dominant red wine grape. These tasting notes are arranged by regions, roughly north to south, and alphabetically by name of winery within region. The notes are peppered with references to how 'Burgundian' these various offerings are which may rile some Kiwis, but I would argue that New Zealand has yet to establish a valid alternative national style of Pinot to rival the best of wines produced in Pinot Noir's homeland. It may well do eventually, and I'd be the last to decry it. I have cited importers, where applicable, for the UK - New Zealand's prime...

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