Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2021 750ml
Beautifully balanced with earthy tones, complementing bright cherry notes
The Bannockburn Pinot Noir is Carrick's flagship wine, and the wine that we feel best represents the strong connection we have with our site. Known for its structure and ability to age well over a long period of time, the fruit is hand-picked from a selection of vineyards across the estate, parcels that were 27 years old in 2021. The 2021 growing season was cool to start, with heat spikes around January and a cooler harvest period, the harvest period was longer than normal, as each parcel took it's time to come fully to ripeness.
This is classic Central Otago Pinot Noir, with good structure, earthy tones alongside red fruit and great balance, with at least 1 year of bottle age before release.
Winemaking: Comprised of 4 different vineyard parcels, a mix of clones 10/5, 5, 6, and 13, each hand-picked at optimum ripeness, destemmed, then fermented separately. Spending 18-31 days on skins, the wine was pressed, then aged in barrel for 9 months, with 19% new oak. Each barrel was hand-selected then blended together, for a further 6 months maturation in tank before bottling, unfined and coarse filtered.
“The 2021 Bannockburn Pinot has an autumnal tone - earthy, smoky and slightly subdued. Best decanted to truly open it up, it has great balance with fine tannins, as well as good length and finesse.“ - Winemaker Rosie Menzies
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.