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Monday, 12 May 2014

Red, red wine: Stockman's Station Pinot Noir 2011

One of our locals
Of course we love beer at Atlas but we know it's not everybody's favourite tipple. As we head into the cooler months sometimes it's nice to enjoy a drop of red. (It's also great with steaks!)

So here is the new Pinot Noir we have on the menu at Atlas, Stockman's Station 2011.

The Stockman's Station is made just a hop, skip and jump away in Bannockburn. Because, if you're going to serve a Pinot Noir, it's got to be a Central Otago one!

Pinot Noir is really easily matched with many types of food.  Of course, within in any wine style there's lots of variety flavour-wise but on the whole Pinot Noir has great versatility when it comes to matching it with food.

You can expect cherry, plum and spice flavours in the Stockman's Station along with some interesting savoury notes of leather, licorice and wood smoke. It's an elegant drop with a soft texture and a lingering finish.

As fore-mentioned Pinot Noir is really versatile. It's a great option if you're out and one of you is eating fish and the other meat. A classic pairing for Pinot Noir is duck, so you could try it with our duck tapas or team it with an Atlas steak. It is also a nice match for more Asian inspired flavours. A good match would be:

Thai beef salad with crisp mung beans, carrots and cucumber in a sweet chilli, mint and coriander dressing | $17.50


Whole baked sole roasted with miso glaze served with salad | $18.50

Stockman's Station Central Otago Pinot Noir | 12.9% | $9 gls $39 bottle