If the natural home of Pinot Noir in the Northern Hemisphere is Burgundy in France, then its home in the Southern Hemisphere must be Central Otago in New Zealand. Delicious red fruits combined with supple tannins and fresh acidity to give beautifully balanced wines. Felton Road leads the way, supported admirably by Domaine Road, surely a new star of the region. To the North in Marlborough Delta produce wonderful Pinot from a coastal site at Dillon’s Point, whilst Allan Scott and Isabel Estate complete of our list. From Martinborough we offer the excellent Ata Rangi, particularly “Celebre” which brings Rhone like nuances.