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It is not the flesh but the skin of the grape that gives colour - and flavour. Hence some drinkers find reds more ‘satisfying’ - simply because they have more flavour sources! While whites have apple/citrus flavours of pulp, these are ‘built over’ in reds by stronger red and black fruit, spicy and earthy flavours caused by maceration (soaking/fermenting on skins). This ‘leaching’ is almost exclusive to reds, also leading to fuller texture and weight of solids (phenolics). The most important phenolics - besides colour compounds - are tannins. From both skin and pip, the quality of tannins help red wines to age and determines their style as soft and fruity (low tannin) or firm and structured (high tannin). 

Reds

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  1. Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rose NV

    Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rose NV

    94 Points Bob Campbell MW
    A seriously good Rose bubbles from Marlborough. Cloudy Bay are old hands in the region and still making world-beating wine -- like this rare example of local Rose bubbles. Made from Pinot Noir ...
    $35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle
  2. 2016 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Noir

    2016 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Noir

    90 Points Richard Caro
    The super-value baby brother from Astrolabe, this delicious Pinot Noir offers bright cherry fruit and a spicy-savoury nature. It's already drinking beautifully, which for only $20 makes it a ...
    • Sydney Top100 Blue Gold
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle
  3. 2014 Stanley Estates Lagrein

    2014 Stanley Estates Lagrein

    16.5 Points Raymond Chan
    Deliciously different, this is the first vintage of the Lagrein grape from Stanley Estates. Seeming happy in Marlborough's cooler climate, this rare Northern Italian grape has produced a bright ...
    $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle
  4. 2011 Herzog Pinot Noir

    2011 Herzog Pinot Noir

    91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A superb, elegant Pinot Noir from Marlborough master Hans Herzog. The fruit here is defined and concentrated but nicely tempered, with a perfect balance and fine structure making it a wine that ...
    $55.99 in mixed 6+ or $62.99 per bottle
  5. 2015 Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Noir

    2015 Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Noir

    93 Points Cameron Douglas
    A beautiful example of a fuller-bodied Marlborough style. Rounded, ripe plum and spicy oak play a warming role against balanced acidity and fine tannins, all of which smacks of what a perfect ...
    $31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle
  6. 2015 Stanley Estate Block 8 Awatere Pinot Noir

    2015 Stanley Estate Block 8 Awatere Pinot Noir

    18 Points Raymond Chan
    This serious Marlborough Pinot last year won Gold at the Japan Wine Challenge 2017, and 5 Stars Raymond Chan. Hand plunged and matured in French oak barriques, this single vineyard pinot is the ...
    $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle
  7. 2016 Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir

    2016 Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir

    5 Stars Michael Cooper
    A seriously delicious Pinot Noir from ex-Cloudy Bay people in Marlborough. Darker red fruits and toasty, spicy game characters brings a real completeness and satisfaction, while palpable quality ...
    Elsewhere up to $50.99 Save $8 $42.99 in mixed 6+ or $47.99 per bottle

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