Main Divide Pinot Noir 2014

New Zealand

75cl bottle: £18.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £227.40

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Main Divide is the sister label of Pegasus Bay, one of the very best estates in New Zealand (5 stars from Robert Parker), and makes a sensational Pinot Noir. With intense rich fruit and great structure, this a far cry from the often thin and joyless red Burgundies at a similar price. 2014 mild spring was followed by a sunny summer and a lingering dry autumn. It was a perfect growing season with enough warmth to produce optimal ripeness but it was not so hot that it lessened varietal purity or freshness. The grapes were grown on a mixture of clay and stony soils. Sufficient leaves were removed from around the bunches to ensure good exposure to sunlight, to help to ripen and to keep the fruit well ventilated and healthy.

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Our Tasting Notes

On release it has a bright ruby hue. The aromas and flavours suggest raspberries, blackberries, and black cherries overlying toasted nuts, spice and chocolate. Its generously fruited palate is supported by a muscular but refined tannic backbone that fills out its structure and draws out the aftertaste. Very well made Pinot.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Waipara
Alcohol: 14%


fromvineyardsdirect

‘A fascinating European-shaped wine with forest floor notes and lovely spice and charm. When it comes to price nothing from Burgundy comes close.’ - Matthew Jukes, The Week Magazine


“Thanks to a steady upward march in quality, Pegasus Bay's secondtier label, Main Divide, has become an annual must-taste for Pinot lovers.” - Cuisine Magazine, NZ