Marlborough, New Zealand
Huia Pinot Noir is our latest red wine discovery from New Zealand. Huia is the name of a rare indigenous bird now extinct. Huia Vineyards was founded in 1996 by Claire and Mike Allan. It is located in the Wairau Valley, in Marlborough, at the northeastern tip of the South Island. The winery is a member of the New Zealand Sustainable Winegrowers. This Pinot Noir was sourced from the estate's three Pinot Noir vineyards. Grapes were handpicked and the wine matured for 10 months in French oak.
Huia Pinot Noir is deep garnet in color with an intense bouquet of dark cherry, black berry and violets. On the palate there are hints of smoke and spice notes alongside rich berry and dark cherry flavors. French oak and silky grape tannins are well integrated and the wine has great length and balance.
Enjoy Huia Pinot Noir with roast pork, rack of lamb, grilled salmon, ratatouille and aged cheeses.