Ant Moore Estate Pinot Noir
The 2020 Pinot Noir by Ant Moore Estate is a classic example of Marlborough's ability to produce elegant and vibrant red wines. Known for its picturesque landscapes, Marlborough's cool climate and diverse soil types create the perfect setting for crafting Pinot Noirs with character. This offering from Ant Moore, a producer with a steadfast commitment to sustainable viticulture, encapsulates the beauty and depth of the region in every sip.
Nose: The bouquet is inviting and intricate, with layers of ripe red cherries, wild strawberries, and cranberries. As you delve deeper, nuances of dried rose petals, earthy undertones, and a hint of toasted oak become apparent, setting the stage for a captivating olfactory journey.
Palate: Medium-bodied and graceful on the palate, this Pinot Noir balances ripe red fruit flavors with gentle tannins and a refreshing acidity. Notes of raspberry, cherry, and redcurrant intermingle with subtle touches of vanilla, clove, and forest floor, creating a harmonious and layered taste profile.
Finish: Elegant and lingering, the finish showcases the wine's impeccable balance, leaving behind whispers of red fruit, spice, and a touch of minerality.
An ideal companion to a wide range of dishes, the 2020 Ant Moore Estate Pinot Noir pairs wonderfully with duck breast in a cherry sauce, mushroom risotto, or even grilled salmon. The wine's fruit-forward character and light tannic structure also make it a lovely match for soft cheeses, particularly Camembert or Brie.