93 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
"Reasonably light in colour but certainly not lacking power, with dark cherry, violet, blackcurrant and spicy oak flavours supported by bright acidity and peppery tannins. A youthful wine that would benefit from bottle age."

92+Points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is a terrific effort, marrying attractive floral and tea-like aromas with bright raspberry and cherry fruit. It’s medium to full-bodied but seems lighter and fresher because the flesh is wrapped within a sleeve of crisp acids, containing and buttressing it, focusing it into a prolonged finish. Despite the warm vintage, this is impeccably balanced, with the ability to age well for a decade."

Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station. Winemaker, Rudi Bauer, is a superstar in the region and makes fantastic Pinot Noirs. He states he is on "a search to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”.....

Hand-picked, small batch vinified with a small percentage of whole cluster per ferment. Cold Soaked for up to 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in. Gentle plunging each day, followed by post maceration of up to 9 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on skin; 21 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (25% new) where the wine aged for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs.

Divine ruby red in colour with intense cherry and berry aromas. Rich on the palate with dark cherry, subtle floral and herbaceous notes. Excellent depth, fine tannins and a long vibrant finish.

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Otago

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light, elegant reds

Winemaker:

Rudi Bauer

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

14%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Duck, Pork

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