The Marlborough region on the northeastern tip of the South Island reigns as New Zealand's most planted wine area. Characterized by long, sunny days, cool nights, and a dry fall season providing lengthy hang-time and full ripening, the region yields superb Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs such as this one. Intense aromas of wild, ripe cherries, strawberries and a touch of vanilla are underscored with layers of complex fruit, supple tannins, balanced acidity and a suggestion of sweetness on the finish. Delicious with grilled tuna and salmon, cheese, lamb, veal, and pork. Available at Dorignac's, Antonio's Wine Cellar and Hugh's Wine Cellar in Mandeville.
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