About This Wine
If you’ve ever been to New Zealand, you may have seen them.
These native creatures live in the cool, shallow waters, and have long been revered for their brilliant iridescent shells, considered to have the widest color spectrum of any abalone in the world. They can produce a stunning pearl, and are known as Paua.
Sea Pearl is named after this New Zealand treasure, and Sea Pearl Pinot Noir is crafted from fruit grown in low-cropping vineyards in the southern Wairau River valleys of Marlborough, within close proximity to the sea. A purist approach to winemaking ensures the vineyards are in perfect condition, letting the fruit express itself with minimal intervention in the winery.
Once fermentation was completed, portions of this wine were aged in French oak and stainless steel tanks. The finished product is bright and medium-bodied, with a round texture on the mid-palate — a true pearl of a wine.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Wairau River Valleys of Marlborough, New Zealand
- Aromas & Flavors:Cherry, Cranberry, Vanilla, Spice and Raspberry
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb burgers with seasoned frites.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe