Paul Henry's pinot noir sells out within hours

Paul Henry was told to 'go for it' with the blend for his pinot noir.

Paul Henry was told to 'go for it' with the blend for his pinot noir.

Broadcaster Paul Henry seems to have a talent for wine, too.

Henry teamed up with winemakers Invivo to develop a pinot noir to match Graham Norton's sauvignon blanc. Invivo co-founder Tim Lightbourne said Henry was taught about the blending process and then told "go for it".

The wine went on sale on Friday at Glengarry stores around New Zealand and sold out three hours later.

There were 650 bottles sold in the first hour.

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Glengarry's server crashed due to the online demand. A spokesperson said it had never seen such high traffic volumes in a short space of time. 

Invivo winery is working to bottle more of Paul's special blend so Glengarry stores will be back in stock next week.

Henry, who jokes about his highly attuned taste buds and advanced palate, said:  "I have been in training for this for years, most recently fine-tuning my expertise by specialising on reds, particularly pinot noir.

"The advantage was my superior palate as I was able to distinguish the key selling points and king hits from each vineyard.

"My blend features a unique mix of pinot noir grapes from four of Invivo's top Central Otago growers in Bannockburn and Gibbston Valley.  It's absolutely delicious."

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 - Stuff

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