This very superior drop of Pinot Noir from the Awatere Valley, Marlborough NZ pairs perfectly with harder cheeses such as our vintage English cheddar, Truffle Pecorino and Spanish Manchego. It's light yet complex body will balance out the rich salty flavours of our cured meats and help usher in the flavours of Springtime.
The Awatere Valley is a dramatic southern pocket of Marlborough, pushed up out of the ocean by seismic activity, and carved out by ancient glaciers. Stonier, drier, cooler and windier than Marlborough’s main Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley’s terroir conspires to produce distinctive, complex, intriguing wines.
Named for the compacted blue-grey mudstone that holds tight to the roots of mature vines, Papa Pinot Noir is made from small parcels on the upper terraces of Vavasour's vineyard. These established vines reward the lucky drinker with a generous palate of dark cherry, plum and violets.
- Can only be ordered as an 'add on' to a Cheese and Deli Box delivery
- Maximum of two bottles per order
- Subject to availability