Main Divide Pinot Noir 2021


This is a very well presented, rich, and tasty Pinot Noir.  No wonder considering it is from the folk that give us Pegasus Bay.  The price though is eye catching.   

"Cold weather during bud burst resulted in lower crop levels, hence no further fruit thinning was carried out. The subsequent warm dry summer served up perfectly ripened small berries full of intense flavour and concentration. Favourable conditions continued into autumn, allowing the fruit to be picked at its optimum ripeness.

Upon release it has a bright ruby hue. The nose is soft and inviting, slowly unfurling with nuances of tamarillo, pomegranate and gogi berry, interlaced with touches of vanilla, woodsmoke, lavender and an earthy, savoury underlay. The palate is sweetly fruited and supple, with plush polished tannins and a ripe, spice driven mouthfeel. An ethereal and elegant wine, coupled with a rounded body and splash of refreshing acidity that provides harmony and length, flowing perfectly through to its long, rewarding finish." Winery notes 

"Very fresh with sliced strawberries, hazelnut, cappuccino and biscuit character yet always subtle. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a nice acid background running through the wine." 94/100