2004 PINOT NOIR
Waitaki Braids inaugural 2004 Pinot Noir.
The wine shows an earthy expression on the nose with a spicy character reminiscent of cinnamon and allspice. The palate displays a firm structure that is surprising in a wine from such young vines, with chewy tannins. The wine was a challenge to make with such unique and unknown qualities, but the result is a wine with an interesting personality, balancing elegance and class with a trace of feral that is quite intriguing. Read full tasting notes here (53Kb, PDF).
Peter Gordon has prepared the following three recipes to match the Waitaki Braids 2004 Pinot Noir. These include: Roast Cervena loin on buttered parsnips and spinach with grapefruit and olive salad; Lamb neck, chorizo and chickpea stew; and Poached quince with chilli, red wine and brandy.
Waitaki Braids will principally be available at
Peter’s restaurants (Dine in Auckland -
www.skycity.co.nz; The Providores in London -
www.theprovidores.co.uk; and Public in New York -
www.public-nyc.com, as well as direct from the Waitaki Braids web site.
In addition, limited quantities will be available to the following Auckland restaurants: Cibo; Rocco; Clooney; Vivace; La Zeppa; and Ponsonby Road Bistro.