93 points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
“All from the estate vineyard in Bendigo, the 2019 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir features intricate shadings of sous-bois, herbal nuances, hints of mocha and ripe, black-cherry fruit. Medium to full-bodied— remember that Bendigo is one of the warmest subregions in Central Otago—supple and expansive in the mouth, this bold, rich example of Pinot Noir fits the age-worthy mold that has characterized owner Rudi Bauer’s wines for three decades.”

Winery description
Aromas of deep black doris plum, and dark cherry. Rich on the palate with blackcurrant, plum, forest floor notes and subtle spice.

An elegant wine with classy tannins and a long vibrant finish. This wine is from a BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. 

Hand-picked on the 28th March, 4th and 8th April. Each clone was 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; 19-24 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (33% new) where the wine aged for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs. The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.

This Pinot is all class.

(VNT00006)

 

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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