Jealous Sisters Pinot Noir 2014 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Martinborough, Wairarapa
Brand Jealous Sisters
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Size 75cl
ABV 13%
Closure Type Screw Top
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink Now and up to 5 Years
Food Match Duck or beef Carpaccio, lamb shanks, rare roast beef
Special Features Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Style Medium bodied, fruity and smooth
The wine has a brightness and clarity of fruit at first glance, before the darker, brooding notes come out on the nose. Black cherry and dark plum come to the fore on the palate, with a softness and suppleness of ripe tannins giving a rounded structure and long lasting aftertaste. Some bright red berry flavours are balanced by subtle spice and savoury characters that enhance the aftertaste and give more length on the palate.
Country Of Origin: New Zealand

Christine Kernohan has lived in New Zealand for over 40 years, but her peaceful bucolic idyll hasn’t dimmed her feisty Scottish provenance, let alone the accent. She founded the winery in 1996 with her husband David and planted vines on the ancient river terrace of the nearby Ruamahanga River.

The story behind the Jealous Sisters range comes from local Maori legend of beautiful twin sisters Retutai and Tangimoana who lived on the stony banks of the Ruamahanga River. A handsome local warrior named Rautoroa heard of their beauty and came bearing gifts. Their hearts went out to him and soon the sisters became jealous of each other. Tangimoana cruelly tricked her sister and married Rautoroa. Heartbroken, Retutai climbed up into the mountain mists and was never seen again. Jealous Sisters is made with heartfelt passion from these vines.

The winery specialises in Pinot Noir, but talented winemaker Alexis Moore also creates hugely bright and expressive whites from Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. All wines are produced within Wairarapa’s Gladstone district, one of the fastest growing wine production areas on the North Island thanks to its soil and climate that produce low yielding rich concentrated grapes.

This juice was fermented in stainless steel to capture the clean fruit flavours with a portion fermented in older oak barrels to broaden the palate and add complexity. Extended lees contact was used to enhance the palate and structure.

Country Of Origin: Australia

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