Schubert Wines from Wairarapa (New Zealand) stays on the fast lane: after the „Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung“ (FAS) had recently chosen the Pinot Noir 2009 „Marion’s Vineyard“ its red wine of the year, the following vintage 2010 was awarded as the best First Class red wine in the world by the renowned Business Traveller Magazine at its „Cellar in the Sky Awards“ – having received astonishing 95 points. Malaysian Airlines serve the top wine exclusively in their new First Class in Airbus 380. „Wonderful and ripe with sweet aromas of cassis, damson and red fruits. Pure, dark, vibrant and intense with good evolution and soft tannins. A young wine, but very drinkable“, was the jurors‘ evaluation.
It wasn’t the only high rating. The Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine gave five stars and 94 points to the Pinot Noir 2010 „Marion’s Vineyard“ in the latest issue; the Schubert „Block B“ Pinot Noir even made it to 95 points and five stars as well.
The winery was founded close to Martinborough in the south of the Northern Island of New Zealand by German enologists Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling in 1998, after a long search for the best terroir and microclimate for Pinot Noir. Today it covers 14 hectares of land and exports its wines to 35 countries all over the world.
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