Central Otago, near the bottom of New Zealand's South Island, is the world's most southerly wine region. Pinot Noir has proven itself in this challenging terroir, and takes up nearly three-quarters of the region's vineyard area. The typical Central Otago Pinot Noir is intense and deeply colored, with flavors of Doris plum, sweet spice and bramble that complements a range of savoury dishes. Its Pinot Noir is stronger spice and gamey-meaty aromas along with loads of fruit. Try it alongside game birds such as quail, turkey, and duck; with a fillet of New Zealand salmon; or equally with pork, veal, lamb or venison.
Sauternes is a region in Bordeaux known for its sweet wines with complexe and delicate notes created by the noble rot called botrytis that needs specifics condition to appear just before the harvest (Humidity and Temperature). It is a delicate pleasure for our buds that Chateau d'Yquem made famous world wide. It pairs well with roquefort or blue cheese or Foie Gras. Bon Appetit!
There is no better moment to enjoy wine than at a pool party a Saturday afternoon with friends.