Excelsior Pinot Noir 2017 750ml

Carrick Excelsior Pinot Noir 2017 750ml

Our finest expression of Pinot Noir - complex, intense, layered & persistent

Named for the coal seam which was mined during the goldrush and lies beneath the Carrick vineyards, the Excelsior is our finest expression of Pinot Noir. The wine is aged in barrel for 18 months, then bottled without fining. It is contemplative, complex, layered, earthy, intense and persistent.

A blend of 16 barrels, from 4 different parcels, each selected based on their own merit and the structure of the final blend. The barrels came from 4 different parcels (CV10/5, CV Clone 13, CV Clone 5 and Arthur’s 10/5). All grown on their own roots and the oldest vines of the property at 25 years. After 10 months ageing in barrels (31% new) the wines were blended and returned to barrel for a further 8 months in barrel. This is a barrel selection of our best Pinot Noir, aged in the cellar for 18 months, with at least 1 year of bottle age before release.

"Flagship pinot noir only made in top vintages from grapes grown on 26-year-old ungrafted vines. More intense than the regular pinot noir label with a floral and violet lift together with cherry, plum and spicy oak flavours. A very appealing wine that’s deliciously drinkable now." Bob Campbell, MW


Price based on case of any 15 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.

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