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Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir

Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir

Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir

Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir

Journey to the serene landscapes of North Canterbury, New Zealand, with the Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir, a wine that gracefully embodies the region’s unique terroir. Characterized by its medium-high acidity, light body, and subtle tannins, this Pinot Noir stands as a testament to the elegance and finesse New Zealand wines are known for. On the nose, it offers an inviting bouquet of floral fragrances, sweet spice, and red berry fruits, setting a delicate yet complex stage for the first sip. The palate continues this narrative with vibrant notes of raspberry, cherry, and cranberry, beautifully intertwined with understated hints of oak and spices. Whether paired with salmon, filet mignon, light pasta dishes, or creamy cheeses, or even enjoyed on its own, this Pinot Noir promises a versatile and delightful experience.

Personal Insight:

Exploring the wines of Australia and New Zealand through my class introduced me to the Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir, a wine that challenged my usual preference for fuller-bodied varietals. Its bright cherry red color and lighter body initially caught me off guard, yet I found its subtlety and balance undeniably appealing. This wine underscores the beauty of lighter Pinot Noirs, offering a refreshing alternative that complements a wide range of moments and meals. Priced under $30, it represents not just great value but also an opportunity to expand one’s palate and appreciation for the diversity within Pinot Noir expressions.

Closing Notes:

The Mt Beautiful 2018 North Canterbury Pinot Noir is a harmonious expression of its environment, capturing the light, ethereal qualities of the varietal while maintaining depth and complexity. Its ability to stand alone or pair with varied cuisine highlights its adaptability and charm. Despite my inclination towards fuller-bodied wines, this Pinot Noir has carved out its own space in my collection, reminding me of the expansive world of wine and the endless discoveries it holds. With a Vino-Rater score of 90, it stands as a beacon of quality and versatility, inviting others to explore the lighter side of Pinot Noir with enthusiasm and an open mind.

Structure Breakdown: Mt Beautiful 2018 Pinot Noir

Acidity: Medium – high

Body: Light

Tannins: Subtle

Pairs with: Salmon, filet mignon, light pasta dishes, or creamy cheeses, or even enjoyed on its own

Vino – Rater Score: 90

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MEMORABLE 
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OUTSTANDING
90-94 Points: Outstanding and enticing, these wines invite you to savor every glass.

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AVERAGE
80-84 points: Average wines that leave room for improvement in today’s competitive market.

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