2017-C Mohua Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand (750ml)
A Monthly Wine Club Selection
A family-run winery, Mohua was founded in 2009 to create wines showcasing some of New Zealand's finest winegrowing regions. A focus on merging that vision with sustainable farming practices allows Mohua to craft wines that capture the essence of their terroirs, thus honoring the character of land the from which they are produced.
The Mohua is a small colorful bird that can only be found in the pristine and majestic forests of New Zealand's South Island. Once abundant, they are now classified as an endangered species, surviving in only remote areas. Mohua Wines is committed to helping ensure that these “stunning choristers flourish and regain their rightful place among New Zealand's unique fauna”. The winery and its vineyards are located in Central Otago, the southernmost grape growing region in the world at the southernmost end of New Zealand's South Island. It is a region of towering mountains, scenic river valleys, and multiple micro-climates. The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine were sourced from three sub-regions (50% Pisa, 39% Bendigo and 11% Gibbston), each selected for the distinct characteristics it brings to the wine. The grapes were all hand-harvested and fermented with minimal intervention; the resulting wine was aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels. Ruby hued. Bright red fruit and savory aromas. The palate is plush and round with Bing cherry, red plum and garrigue. A luscious and fruit forward Pinot Noir with slight dried herb notes, and soft tannins.