Devotus 'Aprentis of Devotus' Pinot Noir 2022

Devotus 'Aprentis of Devotus' Pinot Noir 2022

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Martinborough, nestled at the southern tip of New Zealand's North Island, has emerged as a premier destination for Pinot Noir production. Renowned for its unique terroir, characterized by free-draining gravel soils and a temperate maritime climate, this region has gained global recognition for crafting exceptional Pinot Noirs. The wines from Martinborough often showcase an intriguing blend of elegance and complexity, capturing the essence of the land. The Devotus 'Aprentis of Devotus' Pinot Noir 2022 stands as a testament to Martinborough's Pinot Noir legacy, offering a captivating journey through this distinctive winemaking terroir.

Devotus, located in the renowned Martinborough region of New Zealand, is a boutique winery that specializes in producing small quantities of high-quality Pinot Noir. The winery's philosophy is rooted in a hands-on, artisanal approach to winemaking, emphasizing the importance of nurturing each vine and handcrafting each batch of wine. Their 'Apprentice of Devotus' Pinot Noir is a reflection of this commitment, showcasing the winery's dedication to capturing the essence of the Martinborough terroir in every bottle.

Appearance: In the glass, the Devotus 'Aprentis of Devotus' Pinot Noir 2022 reveals a translucent garnet hue, a signature characteristic of Pinot Noirs from Martinborough's cool-climate vineyards.

Aroma: On the nose, this Pinot Noir entices with an aromatic bouquet of red berries. Ripe strawberries, red cherries, and hints of plum take center stage, accompanied by delicate notes of dried herbs and a subtle earthy undertone.

Taste: The palate is a harmonious expression of Martinborough's terroir. Bright red fruit flavors, including succulent raspberries and cranberries, dance on the palate, delivering a refreshing juiciness. A gentle earthiness, reminiscent of forest floor and hints of spice, adds layers of depth and intrigue. The tannins are silky and well-integrated, adding to the wine's elegant structure and smooth mouthfeel.

Finish: The finish is elegantly silky, with refined tannins that gently caress the palate. It leaves behind a lingering trail of red fruit and a touch of spice, a testament to the wine's finesse and balance.

Food Pairing:

  1. Truffle Gnocchi with Wild Fungi, Provolone, Parsley, Cavolo Nero, and Garlic Butter Sugo: The wine's earthy and fruity notes will beautifully complement the rich flavors of the truffle and fungi, while its smooth tannins will pair well with the creamy textures of the dish.

  2. Pulled Pork Croquettes with Manchego, Bechamel, Mesquite, and Tomato Chutney: The Pinot Noir's balanced acidity and berry flavors will enhance the savory richness of the pork and the creamy textures of the cheese and bechamel, adding depth to the tomato chutney.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

An easy drinking Pinot with medium acidity and light red fruits.

Country: New Zealand | Region: Martinborough

Winemaker: Devotus | Vintage: 2022

Style: Red | Variety: Pinot Noir

Primary Flavours: Cherry, Leather, and Plum

Acidity: 3.0 | Sweetness: 1.0 | Tannin: 2.0 | Body: 2.0 | Alcohol: 2.0

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