Here at Two Tails we love Marlborough Sauvignion Blanc, it has always had a special place in our hearts. But we’re also aware that there are a lot of red wine drinkers out there who search for options in summer, and often venture down the Rosé route… If that sounds like you then read on, because we have the perfect summer wine for you! Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir.
- When you’re thinking about cracking the cap of a summer red, it’s a good idea to look at alcohol content. The lower the alcohol content the fresher and lighter your red will taste, making it perfect for summertime sipping. At 13.0% Vol, Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir offers a silky and succulent palate with ripe raspberry and cherry flavours.
- Keep things chilled… As dedicated red wine drinkers have begun to shun the obligatory summertime Rosé, it has become fashionable to chill red wine. Now we’re not talking ice cold! Don’t leave your bottle of Pinot Noir in the fridge for longer than half an hour… Ideally, chilled red wines are served at a temperature around 13 – 16°C (55 – 60°F). We recommend that Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir is best served between 14 and 16°C (57 and 61°F), so keep it at the lower end in summer to sit very comfortably in the middle of the chilled red wine bracket of temperatures.
- Think about your food matches. Pinot Noir exhibits good acidity and very fruity characteristics. Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir is no exception. It’s packed with raspberry and cherry flavours, these pair beautifully with lamb, duck and cured meats. For summertime think lamb skewers on the barbecue, or an Asian duck stir fry for a mid week supper. If you’re feeding a crowd, throw together a summertime platter with Russell’s Dry Cured Sausages, olives, sun dried tomatoes, home baked bread and some mild blue and wash rind cheeses.
Buy your perfect summer red HERE.