Rongopai Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
It goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant, also makes a good partner for a steak and mushroom pie.
2 to 5 years
This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After 10 months the wines were assessed and blended.
Lifted spice and dark fruit, with cherry notes. The palate is all dark plum, before opening to a spicy array of cherry, strawberry and a touchof vanilla. Good body and lingering finish.
Baked pear with floral/rose notes. Orange peel. Upfront fruit and honey.
SILVER MEDAL - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017