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Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

by Nannette Eaton on February 22, 2011

“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.”  —  Benjamin Franklin

If you’re buying Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008, you’ll be spending less, and getting a lot in return, maybe not the philosopher’s stone, but an elixir of life of the grape kind.  This is a great quality-price-ratio (QPR) for a pinot noir, with a lighter, fresher taste of red berries and current.  The perfect pairing is Donna Hay’s Balsamic Pork Belly with Caramelized Figs.  The music match is “Names in the Sand” from Boh Runga from the album Right Here.

The details: 13.0% alcohol.  Screw-cap closure.  Varietal: pinot noir.  Appellation: Marlborough, New Zealand.  The actual retail ranges from $12-17 USD.  This was purchased for $15 at Shaw’s in Clinton, Massachusetts.  Imported into the US by FWE Imports, Napa.