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Mission Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012 (priced from just $14.99) wins Gold at the International Wine Challenge.

Wednesday 22 May 2013, 1:29PM
By Lily&Louis
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New Zealand’s best value Pinot Noir?

Mission Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012 (priced from just $14.99)
wins Gold at the International Wine Challenge.

A gold medal at the world’s most prestigious wine competition confirms what canny local Pinot Noir fans have known for a while – it’s possible to enjoy an exceptional New Zealand Pinot Noir for an exceptionally reasonable price.

Mission Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012 retails from only $14.99 on special to $20.99, and has just been awarded gold at the International Wine Challenge, considered the Oscars of the wine world.  More than 12,000 wines were entered, providing a truly global benchmark.

“Pinot Noir is known as the ‘winemaker’s wine’, because it’s a challenging varietal to work with,” says Mission Estate winemaker Paul Mooney. “We relish the challenge though, and enjoy crafting great wines at an affordable price.  Winning such a significant award for this Pinot Noir is a great honour.”

The fruit was sourced from older vines on two vineyards, on Te Muna Road and the Dry River flats. “We waited until the very end of the season before picking, to make sure the fruit was really mature with concentrated flavours.”

The wine has a sweet floral bouquet of red cherries and wild berries. The palate is medium-bodied and carries an impression of sweet fruit and ripe silky tannins, with a rich long finish. Enjoy now, or cellar for 5 – 10 years.

2012 Mission Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir is widely available in supermarkets, RRP $20.99.

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Jade Hart     
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jade.hart@lilyandlouis.com