This tasting was based around my experiences at Pinot 2017, a three-day event which was held in Wellington a couple of weeks ago. First held in 2001, this 4-yearly event aims to showcase New Zealand Pinot Noir to the world. Described as “the best Pinot Noir event on the planet”, it brings together media, trade and wine lovers from all over the world. This year the event was themed around Turangawaewae’, or ‘a sense of place’ which can be related to the commonly used term of ‘terroir’. New Zealand Pinot Noir is now making its own mark on the world as a distinct style that can only come from New Zealand, much in the same way as Sauvignon Blanc has already done. Notions that NZ Pinot Noir should reference Burgundy are being left behind.
The wines were chosen for this tasting to show style and regional characters.
We wish to thank PinotNZ 2017 for allowing access to a series of ‘road-trip’ videos made especially for Pinot 17. These are now also available to view on-line via https://vimeo.com/pinotnoirnz
Weekly Wine TastingsTuesday, Feb 22, 2011
Vino Fino hold weekly wine tastings most Tuesdays at 6pm.
These informal tastings cover a variety of themes and include visiting wine makers, Cuisine Top 10 plus special focus tastings. All you need is to be able to enjoy wine!
Bookings (phone, email or in person - Sorry not online) are required for these - Credit card details required at the time of booking,with payment on the night. Please advise if not attending as we usually have a waiting list. Note we accept cancellations up until 5pm the day before the tasting, otherwise the card will be charged for any “no shows” Thank you
Please phone us (03) 3655134 or email email@example.com to confirm bookings
Dhall and Nash are New Zealand importers and agents for top class Pinot Noir.
The wines to be tasted are as follows!
10. 2013 Domaine Chevalier Père & Fils Gevrey Chambertin Village
9. 2013 Trapet-Rochelandet Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru La Petite Chapelle
8. 2013 Aurum Mathilde Pinot Noir
7. 2013 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
6. 2013 Folium Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
5. 2013 Cristom Eileen Pinot Noir
4. 2013 Frédéric Magnien Vosne Romanée Aux Champs Perdrix
3. 2013 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Upper Terrace
We are keeping the last 2 wines secret till the very end!
The Christchurch tasting will be take place at the George, Wednesday the 1st of March 6.30 pm start. Tickets are $110 per person and are strictly limited to 15 people so as usual first in first served.
Please contact Vino Fino for booking enquiries
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The George, 50 Park Terrace
Tickets $40.00 Sorry - Sold Out
Join us and Te Mata Estate to celebrate the release of Coleraine 2015, the 35th Vintage of Coleraine at The George. The evening will begin with a look at the 2016 Estate whites and Zara Viognier followed by a formal seated tasting of the "Fabulous Fifteens" including of course, Coleraine.
This year John Buck has come out of 'retirement' to present the wines in Christchurch with special guest, his granddaughter, Zara Buck.
Vino Fino, 188 Durham St
Sorry - Fully Booked
Dom is the winemaker at Greystone and tonight he will be showing the much anticipated Thomas Brothers Reserve Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (pre-release) as well as a very special look at the vineyard fermented Pinot Noir. Also Pinot Gris, Rieslings, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.. Great wines from North Canterbury.
Vino Fino, 188 Durham St
$20.00 - for bookings please phone 3655134 or email email@example.com
Always an interesting tasting this one. Five pairs of wines, one approximately double the price of the other, served blind. Can you tell which is which? Do the premium wines stack up?