Breaking Down New Zealand Pinot

When grapegrowers and winemakers of an emerging wine region begin debating where the best of a particular varietal is grown, you know that wine region is no longer emerging…it has arrived.

This is the case with New Zealand and its highly praised Pinot Noir.

In a recent article for The Wine News by writer Gerald Boyd, New Zealand’s various regions are considered in the light of their Pinot Noir. Boyd looks at the Pinots coming out of the Martinborough, Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago regions of New Zealand. The article is a great intro to New Zealand Pinot.

It also needs to be mentioned that The Wine News is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of publishing what is certainly America’s best looking wine magazine. I love this publication for this reason, but like a pretty blond, its best not to assume the magazine is all appearance and no brain. Wine News continues to employ great writers who are given the freedom to look into their topics with depth.

This article, "Kiwis Cultivate Prototype Pinots" is a perfect example.

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