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New Zealand Pinot ‘world’s best value:’ Matthew Jukes

New Zealand is making more good value Pinot Noir than any other country, Matthew Jukes says on the publication of his third Classification of New Zealand Pinot Noir.

Jukes, one of the UK’s best-known wine critics, and Australian wine journalist Tyson Stelzer have published the classification for the last three years.

Awards are based on an average rating of the five most recent vintages. Entire ranges are tasted, but it is the producers’ estate wines which set the standard, not the most expensive reserves or single-vineyard wines.

Only three wineries have been awarded five stars: Felton Road and Mt Difficulty from Central Otago, and Ata Rangi from Martinborough.

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Adam Lechmere, February 19, 2010
New Zealand Pinot ‘world’s best value:’ Matthew Jukes