From the son of Marlborough's pioneering grapegrowers comes an utterly delicious New Zealand Pinot Noir.
That's the story behind this new Holmes Point Pinot Noir, which is undoubtedly one of the finds of 2020. It comes from Josh Scott, whose father Allan Scott first planted grapes in Marlborough back in 1975 when Marlborough was just sheep country. Josh works with his dad at Allan Scott Wines but puts most of his energy into his side projects - the Moa Brewery and some small batch wines.
This Pinot is an example of what Josh can produce. A plump, strawberry fruited and utterly delicious Pinot that is just made for springtime drinking, with that effortless silkiness that Marlborough is famous for. It's not wildly complex, not ultra serious, just a genuinely great drink.
The only problem is quantity. The Holmes Point Pinot was made as a limited run 'on premise' (restaurant only) release and we took the final 100 cases in existence. There is no more; it will not come again.
Ripe with hints if liquorice and dried herbs, the palate shows delicious ripe berry fruit with bright acidity and fine soft tannins. Enjoyable on its own or with meat and pasta dishes. Serve at room temperature.