One of the hallmarks of spring is the return of fresh fruits and veggies to the table after a long winter of eating cabbage and potatoes! That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there is something to be said for a bright, light, red-fruited wine to help wipe away the winter blahs. Few wines deliver that with the consistency of New Zealand’s Central Otago Pinot Noir.
Medium- to light-bodied, redolent of crushed berries in a fresh, easy to drink style they embodies spring!
Two to try:
Mud House Pinot Noir - A great introduction to the Central Otago style.
Quartz Reef Pinot Noir - Nuanced and layered, from biodynamic vineyards.
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