Surely one of the best known names of Central Otago Pinot Noir and for very good reason. This gorgeous Pinot from the 2019 vintage again shows exactly why they have such an enviable reputation. A wonderfully fragrant nose of dark fruits, wild herbs with underlying gentle floral notes, a concentrated palate and silken tannins make for an absolute classic.

Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Our 2019 Pinot Noir opens with luscious dark red and black cherry, dried wild herb florals, with a touch of savoury brown spice. As the wine dwells on the palate layers unfurl, revealing silken texture. Fine textured structure rises gracefully whilst being surrounded by a crunchy tang of acidity and a slight mocha note with some brown spice more vibrant red cherry notes on the long finish. For a full expression of terroir, we co-fermented different clonal lots from the same vineyard, while keeping vineyards separate. About 75% of our ferments were de-stemmed only; the remaining quarter contained 15-40% whole clusters. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts lasted an average of 7 days with daily punch downs. The wine stayed on skins for a further 7-9 days post-dryness, after which it was pressed off to barrel where it resided on full lees for 12 months. It underwent malolactic fermentation in the spring, was racked out of barrel in late autumn and filtered but not fined prior to bottling." Matt Dicey Winemaker

 

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Otago, Bannockburn

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light, elegant reds

Winemaker:

Matt Dicey

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

14%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Duck, pork,

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