2012 Momo (Seresin) Pinot Noir Marlborough (Previously $18)

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 Appealing scented Pinot Noir with impressive depth of flavour suggesting dark cherry, violets and spice. Smooth-textured wine that’s deliciously drinkable now but will continue to offer pleasure for many years yet. Good value at this price.  (8/2014)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (aged in old barriques for 11 months): Pale red. Musky aromas of redcurrant and strawberry, with a complicating note of game. Dense, moderately rich and juicy, showing lovely lift to the flavors of red berries and spices. Finishes a bit dusty and dry, with a firm tannic spine and lingering spice character. (ST)  (9/2014)

K&L Notes

The 2012 MOMO Pinot Noir is made using fruit from three certified organic vineyards in Marlborough with varying soil characteristics. The grapes for this wine were hand-picked, hand-sorted, de-stemmed and then cooled before a pre-fermentation soaking period. After a natural fermentation with only wild yeasts in open-top fermenters the wine was transferred to French barriques to mature over a period of eleven months. The nose demonstrates earthy, herbal characters with hints of cedar and mushroom. The focused palate is concentrated with succulent dark fruits layered over smoky oak and fine mouth-coating tannins. Delicious with most red meats, mushroom dishes or hearty fish like salmon. This wine has the potential to improve over the next five years, evolving and developing complexity with bottle age.

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/10/2016 | Send Email
This medium-bodied and juicy Pinot Noir pretty much has it all! Lush strawberry fruit combined with red berries, smoke and spice. Pretty much goes with everything from lighter beef dishes to smoked salmon and game bird. An excellent value!
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By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/21/2015 | Send Email
Always a contender for best value Pinot in the store. Made by Seresin Estate from all estate grown, organic, biodynamic fruit. Fermented with wild yeast, unfined, unfiltered...a pure natural expression of Pinot Noir. This is certainly more in the Burgundian vein, dusty red fruits, plum, earth, subtle spices and leaf litter. Bright acidity and nice savory notes linger on the finish. Very food orientated and elegant. Exceptional quality and pedigree for this price point.
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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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New Zealand

- New Zealand is an extremely diverse wine-growing nation. The long history of producing wine started in the 1830s with wineries such as Mission Estate (1850) and Te Mata Estate (1896) still producing wine today. The two islands hold a multitude of different growing climates ranging from warmer areas such as Hawke’s Bay to very cool regions such as Waitaki, and Awatere. Most regions are defined as Maritime with the exception being Central Otago that has a moderate Continental climate with the high elevation creating dramatic diurnal swings in temperature. The plethora of grapes grown in New Zealand reflects this diverse microclimate make up. Everything has a place here, Bordeaux varietals and Syrah in Hawke’s Bay, Chardonnay and Pinot in Nelson, Pinot Noir and Riesling in Central Otago , aromatic whites in Waipara and pretty much everything you can imagine in Marlborough. New Zealand is also one of the “greenest” wine producing nations on earth (94% of wine certified sustainable in 2013) with a strong focus on organic and Biodynamic farming.
Alcohol Content (%): 13
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