Aromas of cherry jam, raspberries and fresh strawberry impress right away. Fourteen months of oak aging give the wine an incredible balance of fruit, acidity and chewy tannins that resolve into an abundant, fruit-driven finish that lingers on your palate long after the wine is gone. This wine needs some food. Pair it with hearty stews and roasts or cured meats, olives and hard, nutty cheeses.
Recipe PairingsBraised Chicken with Olives and Orange
Central Otago, in New Zealand, is the world's most southerly wine region.