Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2019 (Nelson, New Zealand) "...brambles, fleshy, earthy..."
Nelson is NZ’s dark horse wine region and the hot value tip for the next decade for anyone who likes wine from Marlborough. As Lisa Perotti-Brown, the new face of Wine Advocate, tweeted: “Tho located in the shadow of Marlborough, the wines r anything but!”. Nelson is Marlborough’s small neighbour with only a couple of dozen wineries, situated on the North-west tip of the South Island the region consistently wins more awards than any other NZ wine region per hectare of vines planted.
"Attractively fruited and fragrant, the wine shows dark plum raspberry, warm spice and roasted nut aromas on the nose, followed by an elegantly weighted palate that's juicy and smooth. It's well balanced and appealing with youthful fruit flavours. At it's best: now to 2023" - 90points, Wine Orbit