Wooing Tree (Otago 2015 Sandstorm Pinot Noir
Big Leaugue from Top Producer
5 Stars, Michael Cooper (2014)
5 Stars, Raymond Chan (2014)
5 Stars, 95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2014)
92/100 Cameron Douglas (2014)
Outstanding, Mark Henderson ODT (2014 vintage)
Wooing Tree... Top Drop...Only about 250 cases made....
Only 3% whole bunch fermentation - 100% French Oak for 12 months, 33% new oak
Winery notes " Cromwell’s Wooing Tree, is a family owned single vineyard site, located in the heart of Central Otago, the wine region fast becoming known for its top quality Pinot Noir. For many thousands of years Cromwell has been subjected to sandstorms during strong NW winds. Wind blown sands form Cromwell’s unique habitat as one of the only inland sand dunes in New Zealand. The development of Wooing Tree vineyard created a few sandstorms of its own. Especially low yielding ripe hand picked fruit, gentle winemaking and extended maturation in French oak have resulted in a complex and powerful wine. It has aromas of bright red fruits, plums and hints of spice. Ripe berry, smoky plum, violet and vanilla show on the palate with a long spicy finish. A great example of one of the best Central Otago Pinot Noirs – Best rewards are gained by careful cellaring"