Pisa Range Estate New Release Tasting – Wai Queenstown NZ

They didn’t have the TV cameras or the red carpet out but the launch of the new range of wines featuring the new Pisa Range Estate branding was as exciting as Sir Peter’s preview of ‘The Hobbit – The Unexpected Journey’.

This world premiere was held at Wai Restaurant, Steamers Wharf, Queenstown in a private area overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Guests were greeted with a glass of Trophy winning wine 2011 Pisa Range Estate Pinot Gris – Matched with Wai canapé – Smoked Salmon, Beetroot Tartare, Sesame Seed Cone, Sour Cream Ice-cream.

Jenny and Warwick then took invited guests through the new releases – the ‘outstanding’ 2010 Pisa Range Estate ‘Black Poplar Block’ Pinot Noir, the inaugural 2012 Pisa Range Estate Riesling and the new 2011 Pisa Range Estate ‘Run 245’ Pinot Noir.

Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir 2010

Consistently one of the finest examples of Central Otago Pinot Noir.  Supple and elegant with layers of black cherry, plum, sweet spice and smoky oak, finishing fresh and long.  “Classic Status” – Michael Coopers Buyers Guide; 5 stars  – Limited Availability

Matched with Wai canapé – Confit of Duck Cigar with Mushroom and Shallot Ash

Riesling 2012

This inaugural Pisa Range Estate Riesling is a complex, mouth-filling wine with lime, honey and lemon sherbet notes; off dry – 12% alc.  

Matched with Wai canapé – Pork Belly Coconut, Curry, Cos Lettuce

Run 245 Pinot Noir 2011

A new pinot noir wine crafted from our younger vines, ‘Run 245’ has appealing notes of red berry and cherry on the nose while the palate is fine and fresh with red berry characters.

Matched with Wai canapé – Beef Tartare – Gherkin, Capers, Parmesan Foam

Chef Martin James brought the wines alive with his superb food matches.

For full Tasting Notes and details on how to order –click on WINES on the menu bar.

Once again we thank the Wai for their support on a successful launch and the premiere of the new Pisa Range Estate range.

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