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Better Half Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand

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Youthful, fruit-driven Pinot with soft tannins and sweet strawberry and macerated cherry flavours underpinned by earthy mushroom, prune and sloe berry characters. Bold, perfumed and juicy.
Pair with roast boar in a fennel and garlic crust or seared salmon.
When George Elworthy decided to dust off his wine-making hat to create a new range of wines, a friendly rivalry arose. His wife, Jules Taylor, also happens to be a well-known Marlborough winemaker, and so 'The Better Half' seemed like the perfect tongue-in-cheek moniker to attach to his new project. George is an accomplished winemaker with more than 18 years' experience in Marlborough. 
Flat, wide, 25,000-hectare Marlborough is New Zealand's most important region, churning out 75% of Kiwi wine annually. Large-scale winegrowing didn't start here until the 1970s, when Montana/Brancott arrived and starting turning sheep pasture into vineyards. Sauvignon Blanc dominates production but Marlborough also grows good Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (much of these two end up in sparkling), Pinot Gris and Riesling. The region is almost fully planted at this stage.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Style: Round, fruity, soft
Closure: Screwtop
Drink by: 2020

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