Pinot Noir Day is just a week away! Falling on 18th August, the day celebrates all that is required to produce Pinot Noir and the delicious bounty that unfolds.
The grapes for Two Tails Pinot Noir are grown in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. The vineyards are on north facing slopes with older river stones under clay gravels. The vines produce grapes with flavours of dark cherry and red currant. Once Sarah has worked her winemaker’s magic the result of those harvested grapes is a smooth bodied and easy drinking red wine with an aromatic and silky palate that defines premium Marlborough Pinot Noir.
If you want to join us in celebrating Pinot Noir Day, here are our top tips to help you enjoy the festivities!
- Get your Goldilocks on – Temperature matters, you don’t want your Pinot Noir to cold, but you don’t want it too hot either. To get it just right serve and enjoy between 14 and 16°C (57 and 61°F).
- Choose your vessel – When it comes to glassware, one size definitely doesn’t fit all! A wine’s bouquet, taste, balance and finish are all affected by the shape of the glass from which it is consumed. A wine will display completely different characteristics when served in different glasses. Red wines are typically served in larger bowled glasses. Because Pinot Noir is a fruity wine a glass with a narrower tulip style mouth can help to pull the fruit aromas together.
- Don’t forget to dine – Two Tails wines are made to be enjoyed with food. But that doesn’t have to mean a fancy banquet. Enjoy a glass with a pie, sausage and mash or even a humble bowl of soup.
It is sweetly lifted on the nose displaying red cherry, raspberry, mushroom and floral characters with a touch of mixed spice complexity. The palate delivers elegant fruit weight and intensity together with silky texture and fine tannins. This is very friendly and approachable, and offers attractive fruit flavours with subtle savoury notes.
Sam Kim – Wine Orbit reviewing Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015