Main Divide is the local name for the mighty range of Southern Alps which form the backbone of Te Wai Pounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. Run by the Donaldson family, Main Divide operates like a second wine for Pegasus Bay with some extra grapes sourced from local growers. Main Divide’s philosophy is based on individuality and harmony. They produce distinctive, vibrant wines with lively fruit flavours, which at the same time are integrated and harmonious.
Upon release it is deep ruby in colour. The nose is a brooding amalgam of red fruit and savoury aromas. Tantalising impressions of raspberry, dark cherry and blood orange uncoil from the glass, shot with hints of earth, game, chocolate, violets and sweet spice. In the mouth it is gorgeously styled, rich and savoury on a silky fine palate. Tightly knit fruit and plush velvety tannins are perfectly balanced by a backbone of invigorating acidity that delivers outstanding structure and a lasting finish. Elegant yet powerful, in a way that Pinotphiles crave.