The wine with a fishy name
Posted Thursday, June 14 2012 at 17:47
It’s getting cold and red wines are now making their comeback now that the seasons are changing. A bottle of MadFish Pinot Noir is a perfect way to enjoy a relaxing evening.
Ready your palate for the medium bodied wine with soft and silky notes of strawberry, raspberry and black cherry with a touch of spice on the finish and some vanilla flavours with a slight acid twang.
This wine is quite light and perfect for the oncoming Kenyan winter. MadFish wines originate from the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia and are developed with enjoyment, lifestyle and drinkability in mind.
In The Vineyard:
The MadFish story begins in the far southern reaches of Western Australia where 15 kilometres from the quiet coastal town of Denmark is the picturesque Madfish Bay.
According to local folklore, the bay’s tranquillity is broken when two tides meet.
The fish, confused by this natural phenomenon, can be observed leaping in the air as if in a state of complete madness. Hence the inspiration for the brand name.
The wine is a medium intensity red in colour. The nose shows many aspects of Pinot Noir: black cherries, strawberries, raspberry and spice characters. The palate unfolds with soft red fruit weight upfront leading to earthy forest floor complexity through the middle of the palate.
Pinot Noir is a very versatile wine to pair with foods. It’s light enough to enjoy with fish, but firm enough to match well with light meats. The wine compliments sweet flavours and enhances the earthy hints like saffron and cinnamon in spicy food without overpowering the subtle flavours.