100% Pinot Noir Rod Mc Donald spent nine years as winemaker at Vidal Estate in Hawke’s Bay and was awarded New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2006. He left later that year with a few ideas about what Hawke’s Bay wines could be like, where the great ones would come from, and started Rod McDonald Wines to prove it. Black cherry, violet and subtle herb characters on the nose, with complex liquorice and earth flavours on the palate. The tannins are firm but melting and provide a supporting structure. Perfect with lamb, beef, venison, duck and mushrooms. Suitable for vegetarians. Organic.