New Zealand Pinot Noir
The new Central Otago-hailing Pinot Noir is rich red in colour, and accented by dark cherry and blackberry notes. The spirited name for the wine is, according to winemaker Greg Rowdon, a tribute to the fickle nature of the Pinot Noir grape. 'While it's one of the world's most respected and treasured varieties, Pinot Noir has a reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow and vinify, making 'Fickle Mistress' the perfect description,' says Rowdon. But he's quick to assert that although fickle by name, the wine's complex texture and regional characteristics make it anything but fickle in nature.