150cl * Organic * Vegan* 13.0% ABV * Marlborough, New Zealand
Huia Vineyards was established by Claire and Mike Allan when they planted the first vines in the Wairau Valley in 1994. After winemaking experience at key Marlborough wineries (most notably Kevin Judd's Cloudy Bay) and extended stages at Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger in Champagne, they made it their mission to create wines of utmost quality in the most environmentally sustainable possible. Certified organic and farming biodynamically, Huia makes some of New Zealand's most elegant, handcrafted wines from a range of varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Pinot Noir has an intensely fruity nose of red and dark cherry laced with vanilla spice and violets. Rich and silky on the palate with fine, integrated tannins, showing notes of plum and cherry alongside hints of spice and something slightly savoury. Complex and elegant, this is an excellent food wine, especially when served with the likes of mushroom risotto or rare roast beef.