Wairapara, Martinborough, New Zealand
Martinborough makes some of the world’s great Pinot Noirs, due in large part to the wicked winds and harsh climate that naturally restrict yields with small berries and thick skins. The wines are vivid and pure, sometimes hedonistic, and
Schubert’s Estate Pinot is a textbook example. A lifted nose of ripe red fruits alongside hints of clove and star anise. The palate adds savoury complexity in the form of leather, tomato skins and smoked meat.