Magnetic Pinot Noir 2020 750ml Limited Release
Named after a Kawarau River gold dredge, the Carrick Magnetic Pinot Noir is a single block, single variety and single clone wine. The clone in question, Abel, was said to be derived from a cutting smuggled into the country from a famed Burgundian estate and subsequently confiscated by customs on arrival into the country. Moonlighting as a winemaker in his spare time, Malcolm Abel – a customs officer – saw the potential in the cutting and decided to propagate the clone. It is this unique chain of events which ultimately lead us to plant the Abel clone on a small 0.34 ha plot in 2008.
The Magnetic is Hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, 100% Abel clone. De-stemmed to tank, fermented wild using a combination of pump-overs and punch-downs to manage the cap. On skins for 17 days, pressed, settled and racked to 5 barrels - for 10 months, 20% new.
"Intensely juicy, gamey, spice-saturated and lifted, this buoyant beauty is crammed with cocoa notes blueberry, red cherry and rhubarb flavours in every cranny. With gently lithe, lovely tannins, if you’re looking for purity and a ‘sense of place’ in one sip, you’ve got it right here." - Yvonne Lorkin-
Price based on case of any 15x 750ml bottles, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.