Vandal 2020 Gonzo Combat Rouge Pinot Noir/Viognier

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NZMRRVAGO20B
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The guys at Vandal certainly do things a little differently. Marlborough is a region that is normally dominated by single varietal wines. Here is a wine which is made from, what sounds initially a bit of a weird blend, Pinot Noir and Viognier, co-fermented and with whole bunch fermentation, but it works. Powerfully aromatic, idiosyncratic, even a little bit bonkers, but 100% fantastic.

Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2021 - 2025

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 12.5%

The Country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

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