Testify Pinot Noir
Martinborough sits in a perfect Pinot Noir pocket on the lower North Island. To the west of Martinborough is the Rimutaka Mountain Ranges, protecting the region from the westerly rains. To the southeast lies the Aorangi Range and due east are the foothills leading up the coast of the North Island. There is, however, some exposure to the cold southerlies coming up through Palliser Bay in the spring that limit flowering and result in low yielding vines producing fruit of high intensity.
100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Crushed dark chocolates covered cherries
Palate: Fancy AF dark fruits at a dusty chalkboard.
Pairing: Coconut lemongrass Steak skewers