Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
Wairarapa
by Paddy Borthwick
Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir

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Traditional Burgundian techniques and minimal handling has produced a Pinot Noir from New Zealand with an intense bouquet of cherries and plums. This red wine has flavours of tobacco and spice complement a rich, silky palate with purity of fruit and finely integrated tannin structure. 

Pinot Noir
Wairarapa
by Paddy Borthwick

Price: €25.00

Traditional Burgundian techniques and minimal handling has produced a Pinot Noir from New Zealand with an intense bouquet of cherries and plums. This red wine has flavours of tobacco and spice complement a rich, silky palate with purity of fruit and finely integrated tannin structure. 

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country:
New Zealand
region:
Wairarapa
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Pinot Noir
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10377
enjoy with:
Roast turkey and mediterranean vegetables.
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
New Zealand
region:
Wairarapa
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Pinot Noir
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10377
enjoy with:
Roast turkey and mediterranean vegetables.

Wine Makers

Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir by Paddy Borthwick

Paddy Borthwick is a regular visitor to Ireland, and a firm favourite with Wines Direct customers and staff for two reasons: his wines are excellent, and he is a charming, easygoing guy who is great fun to be with! Paddy Borthwick is a maverick whose experience in the vineyards of France and Switzerland has made him into one of New Zealand’s most unique winemakers. His fantastic 25HA estate is located in Martinborough (Wairarapa), the fine food capital of New Zealand, and it fits perfectly in this region of fantastic flavour.

 

Lets start with the wines: his family were sheep and cattle farmers, but he had a desire to make wine, so went to Roseworthy College in Australia, graduating with a degree in Oenology. He then spent seven years gaining experience around the world, returning to set up the Paddy Borthwick estate in 1996, releasing his first vintage in 1999. Paddy allows his wines to express their terroir, as he believes his land has perfect conditions for delivering excellent wine.

 

Warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall, along with free-draining soil on the banks of the river, enhance the exceptional quality of fruit produced here. The difference between night and day temperatures preserves the aromatic characteristics of the wines.

 

Like all the best winemakers, he makes wine instinctively, and has the confidence to take risks where others hedge their bets. With the 2011 harvest,for example, which followed a cooler and wetter than usual summer, it was this confidence and experience which allowed him to wait a bit longer than other growers in the area, let the rains pass, and pick beautiful, ripe, flavoursome grapes.

 

Now, all that remains is for you to try and catch the lovely Paddy on one of his trips to Ireland, either at a tasting or dinner around the country or at the Wines Direct HQ in Mullingar.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"I've known Paddy's Paper Road Pinot for ages and very good it is too, but this is very much a cut above. Again, cooling influences keep the fruit fresh while allowing the grapes to hit phenolic ripeness and low yields in the vineyard translate into impressive length on the palate." Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail.

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