Mountford Village Pinot Noir 2009· Written Wine Reviews
Sep 5th, 2012 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Written Wine Reviews
So another year rolls on by, another #PinotSmackDown rolls with it. What better way to celebrate the 3rd social media Pinot event than with a bottle of Pinot Noir from one of New Zealand’s favourite wine regions.
Although it doesn’t have the kudos of Martinborough and Central Otago, nor the regional brand name of Marlborough, Waipara does make great wine. The wineries of note from the region are Pegasus Bay, Black Estate, Greystone, and Mountford. For those of you that haven’t tried Waipara wines, it’s a must!
I’ve been a longtime fan of Mountford wines, and wines of CP Lin. After selling their wines in retail for a few years they really dropped off the radar. At the price points people always wanted Central Otago, and if they wanted wines from Waipara they went for Pegasus Bay.
It’s great to see Mountford back on the shelves in New Zealand. It’s also great to see another Waipara winery using Social Media.
Mountford Village Pinot Noir 2009 reminds me of entry level Burgundy, even the name suggests this. The inky red colour shines brightly. The aromas of red berries with a waxy vanilla tone. It’s firm on the palate with a tannic grip. Made in an easy drinking style it’s still best enjoyed with food.
Try drinking with roast Spring lamb or some eye fillet beef.