This vibrant and intriguing Pinot Noir from the stony soils of Marlborough's Awatere Valley matches very nicely with our Lamb Fillets with Mustard and Date Vinaigrette.
This article was created in partnership with The Foley Wine Club
Vavasour’s 2018 Pinot Noir is a vibrant and intriguing Pinot Noir from the stony soils of the Awatere Valley. Its deep ruby red colour promises a palate of spiced blue-berry biscuits and wild-cherry. Rich and complex, its cherry and plum flavours are enhanced by silky tannins with a delicious lingering finish. It matches well with pork (especially with spices), lamb or venison (especially with a dark/forest fruit accompaniment). We recommend it with our decadent and wintry Lamb Fillets with Mustard and Date Vinaigrette.
Vavasour is the founding winery of Marlborough’s smaller, cooler Awatere Valley. An intimate knowledge of this dramatic southern pocket of Marlborough rewards the winemaking team with wines of extraordinary elegance, perfume and texture. Vavasour planted the first vines back in 1986 and right from the start, produced wines with intense layers of flavour and a unique presence that demanded international attention.
Available from The Foley Wine Club – the online cellar door of Te Kairanga, Martinborough Vineyard, Vavasour, Grove Mill, Mt Difficulty, Roaring Meg and Lighthouse Gin.
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