Sunday, December 08, 2013
Brancott Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011 Wine Review (NW)
Spicy cherry on the nose
Light bodied and fruity on the palate
Good layers of strawberry, spices, and herbs on the finish
Are you looking for a good value Pinot Noir? This is one of the few at only $12 or so. Because the grape tends to be difficult to cultivate and ripen, it isn't one of those grapes that can grow and be produced on the cheap just anywhere.
Brancott Estate is a value wine producer in New Zealand, where the light bodied Pinot Noirs can have lots of fruit flavor and crisp minerality when done well. Enjoy with fresh and light dishes. Raise a glass!