Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018
100% Pinot Noir. Dark plum red in color, the nose of this wine is packed with dark cherries and wild thyme aromas. The palate is soft and luscious, overflowing with sweet fruit. Ripe tannins offer suppleness to the palate, well-balanced by a lingering savory finish. Incredible on a cold winter's night with spicy Asian or pizza.
Matua Valley was founded in a tin shed in 1974 by two brothers, Bill and Ross Spence. The brothers wanted to make wine in New Zealand that was as good as any in the world. As a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, Matua Valley quickly gained a reputation for innovation and producing award-winning New Zealand wines. The name Matua (mah-too-ah) in Maori, New Zealand's native language, means "head of the family" which is a very appropriate title, as Matua Valley produced New Zealand's first Sauvignon Blanc in 1974 just outside of Auckland, paving the way for the phenomenon that this unique wine style would soon become.