Last week we had the pleasure of launching Murdoch James’ Pinot Noir at Systembolaget which is selling for 149 SEK. The wine is from the wine region Martinborough in New Zealand. Hills lining the valley give shelter from the wind and rain as well as providing a stunning backdrop to the town. Cold winters, with snow on the ranges, and hot dry summers followed by long dry autumns provide ideal conditions for the cool climate grape varieties grown here.

Murdoch James Estate is one of Martinborough’s pioneering wine producers. It was established over 30 years ago when, Roger and Jill Fraser, first planted Pinot Noir and Syrah on the river-stone terraces of the region with the focus on producing wines of distinction. Murdoch James wines are named in memory of founder Roger Fraser’s father. Today, Roger’s son Carl Fraser is a winemaker.

“Martinborough, world famous for its combination of highly suitable soil types and favourable climate, enables passionate winemakers to produce wines of finesse and character.”

– Roger Fraser

For more information on the wine, please click here.

The other day Murdoch James’ Pinot Noir was even brought up on Swedish television where they recommend to serve the wine to chicken and cabbage dishes. To see the full clip click on the following link:

We hope you will soon get the chance to try this delicious wine!


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