Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir

A little bit of Martinborough history in every glass.

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir

2018, Martinborough New Zealand
  • Produced from Martinborough Vineyards - the region's first to plant Pinot back in the 80s
  • 90/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "Fresh, medium-bodied pinot noir with a mix of cherry, violet, fresh herbs and spicy oak flavours"
  • This is their flagship, world famous Pinot Noir
  • A serious, complex style Pinot with cellaring potential of up to a decade
  • RRP $75


    When it comes to Pinot most of us think Otago – but don’t forget Martinborough! It was this region that put NZ Pinot Noir on the world wine map back in the 80s – and being the first to plant the grape in the area we can pretty much thank Martinborough Vineyards for that.

    The “Home Block” label is their flagship red and a world famous name in Pinot Noir. It was no fluke that they ended up planting Pinot in Martinborough with the vineyard founders conducting an officlal DSIR survey to find the closest climatic match in New Zealand to Burgundy in France, the home of Pinot. The result? “The optimal location was within a small rain shadow centered on the township of Martinborough.”

    Serious style Pinot with a seriously good reputation. Dark, savoury red cherry and plum flavours with a touch of spice. A class act like this has the legs to be cellared for up to a decade.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    Fine Wines of New Zealand

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    Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir
    The Real Review – Top Value
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver


    Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir
    same brand
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver
    Cuisine 4 Stars