Monday, September 3, 2012

Review: 2010 MOMO Pinot Noir Marlborough, New Zealand

Photo: MOMO Pinot Noir with Lamb Chops.

Last minute Labor Day wine recommendation.

If you are looking for a fun, tasty, food friendly wine, then go find a bottle of MOMO Pinot Noir. Not only does it taste great, it is also a certified organic wine. Winemaker Clive Dougall has done well.

This wine had a pretty ruby color. It was instantly drinkable on opening, which is good to know when you are entertaining. The nose was pleasing with: cherry, strawberry, violets, and a bit of earth. It was drier than I expected, with bright edges. Chalk, cherry and strawberry completed the clean and smooth finish. The 2010 MOMO Pinot Noir had just enough tannins to mate well with the rack of lamb I cooked for dinner. Thumbs up! I liked this wine and think you will too. Recommended.

Grapes hand-picked and sorted.
Naturally fermented with wild yeast.
11 months in French oak barriques.
Bottled on 22 March 2011.
Closure: Screwcap
ABV: 14%
Paid: $18.99 at Esquin Wine Merchants, Seattle, WA
Imported by: Sorting Table LLC, Napa, CA 94558

MOMO means ‘Offspring’ in Maori. This is because MOMO is part of the Seresin Estate family. MOMO wines are made using grapes from Seresin’s three biodynamic vineyards.

Learn more about MOMO wines

The Sorting Table
1700 Second Street, Suite 380
Napa,CA 94559
Ph: +1 707 603 1460
Fx: +1 707 603 1470
Contact: Jim Elder


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