Pour: 2007 Brancott South Island

It redefines Kiwi polish

When you hear the words “Waipara” and “Otago,” do thoughts of vibrant pinots noirs pop into your head? They should. New Zealand is becoming known for sophisticated pinots at snatch-them-up prices.

A good place to start: the widely available 2007 Brancott South Island ($14), a blend from the key pinot vineyard areas of South Island—Marlborough, Waipara, and central Otago. Delicate with velvety soft cherry and red berry flavors, it redefines Kiwi polish.






Photograph: Michael Boone


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