Based in Marlborough, Otu (Otuwhero Estate) create bold, intense wines that capture the essence of their growing region, thoroughly over-deliver on their price points and get sensational reviews from NZ critics.
Their 2021 pinot noir is ripe and bright, with flavours in the red plum and cherry spectrum. Subtle tannins and savoury notes add depth and complexity. At under $20 on case buys, this is excellent buying for pinot fans. Climb in.
The winery writes "Luscious strawberry aromas with elegant cedar notes leap from the glass. This wine shows flavours of ripe red plum and plush cherries, supported by sinuous savoury hints of mushroom. Notes of cedar come through in the palate as a wonderful background hint. Perfect now, it will develop more savoury characters over the next 5 years with careful storage."