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Momo Pinot Noir 2017

Momo Pinot Noir2017

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Dry, juicy & smashable. A focussed dark fruit flavour profile with savoury undertones. The palate is stringent and boasts oaky characters & supple tannins.

Why we love it: 

Juicy, approachable Marlborough Pinot.

Drink with: 

Peking duck.

Tech

Sub-Region
Wairau Valley
Blend Info.
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Vol.
13.5%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Cellaring
Now - 2022
Serving Temp.
12 - 17 degrees
Closure
Screw cap

Producer

Momo

Based in the heart of Marlborough, ‘MOMO’ is a brand that has been capturing the hearts of New Zealanders since its inception. The word “MOMO” means ‘offspring’ in Maori, and is a perfectly apt for the entry level wines that are part of the heritage of the legendary Seresin family. The Seresin philosophy is to grow wines as naturally as possible so that they can truly express and reflect the land that they are produced in.

The Seresin story started with Michael Seresin who spent a large portion of his life working in film. Having worked on major films such as “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” Michael wanted to create some magic that was truly his own. In the early 90’s he had the desire to create a winery that made wine in the most organic and natural method known to man, without compromising on quality. His passion for organics is what laid the groundwork for everything that Seresin estate is - Vegan, Organic and Biodynamic that puts the land at the forefront of it’s care. 

The grapes of ‘MOMO’ are sourced from Seresin’s three biodynamic vineyards for the Sauvignon Blanc, organic fruit is also selected from a dedicated grower’s vineyard. The Pinot Noir is a bright and fruity wine that doesn’t skimp on tantalising quality. Organic and in keeping inline with Seresin principles and standards, the ‘MOMO’ wines are made in a fresh and approachable style, yet are still traditionally-crafted to be true to their variety and origins. ‘MOMO’ is a vibrant range of Certified Organic wines, fermented naturally with wild yeasts and strive to be approachable, lively wines.

To find our more about Momo and Seresin, visit their website here.

Region

Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest and most famed wine region. Early successes with the Sauvignon Blanc varietal rang far and wide, landing NZ on the international wine map. With vintners interest in varied terroir and varieties escalating the recognition of the region globally adding fuel to the fire. Soon enough winemakers took to the cooler sub-regions of Southern Valley’s and Awatere. Back in the 1980s as an understanding of the regions potential slowly unfurled, farmers and foresters alike made the switch to viticulture and the industry blossomed.

Resting to the east at the tip of the South Island, Marlboroughs enjoys long drawn out daylight hours, coupled with a clear, cool atmosphere at night. This union results in a long, leisurely ripening period, greatly contributing to the grapes intensified flavours while the chill of the night retains the acidity levels.

Consisting of the three sub-regions; Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley and the Southern Valley’s. Marlborough has a diversified range of terroirs, allowing for impressive variation in style, minerality, and flavour. As the name suggests, the Southern Valleys sit south of the Wairau Valleys and houses the Omaka, Fairhall, Brancott, Ben Morven and Waihopai valleys - Marlborough's original sites. The southern location of these valleys and the soils relatively heavier clay content is a key factor in the regions ability to produce such a diverse range of wines.

Enjoying the slightly warmer north of the region, the Wairau Valleys sit more inland and benefit from the Wairau River running through, decreasing the need and frequency of irrigation. With each of the sites here having varying soil profiles consisting of alluvial gravel, wind borne loess and greywacke. Each vineyard will produce a unique wine, with flavour inherited from its unique soil composition. Although it must be noted, no matter how far a style strays, the rich fruit intensity that’s a hallmark of the region can always be found.

Close to the Coast lies Awatere, arguably Marlborough's most distinctive sub-region. The windier and cool location means the vines have a lower yield, meaning the wines produced have an incredibly distinctive character as each abstraction and variation isn’t diluted. The Herbaceous and flinty minerality truly reflect the sub-regions unique Terroir, while the good aromatics one can find stem from a decrease in the vigour of the vines.

As New Zealand’s largest wine region, housing around 77% of the countries vines and producing over 75% of the Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has an upward trajectory and an exciting future.