Bright garnet hue with intriguing aromas of ripe red apple, cherry, cedar, sage, wild thyme, and mushroom. The palate has great concentration with intricately woven layers of sweet red and blue/black fruit, dried herb and distinctive earthy flavours complementing a highly focused palate with great intensity and length. Silky fine tannins, vibrant fruit and intense aromas complement a serious structure with so much finesse. Harmonious and inviting, this Pinot Noir is drinking beautifully as a young wine and should continue to deliver enjoyment for 15+ years.
Awards and reviews
Gold medal – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition (Sept 2022)
5 stars, 95 points- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (Aug 2022)
18.5/20 – Joelle Thomson (Aug 2022)
96 points, 4.5 stars – Winestate Magazine (Michael Cooper) (July 2022)
94 points, excellent- Cameron Douglas MS (Aug 2022)
5 stars, 18.5/20, 93 pts – Candice Chow – Raymond Chan Wine Reviews (Aug 2022
93 pts, silver – National Wine Awards of Aotearoa NZ (Sept 2022)
Our 2021 Pinot Noir is a Central Otago blend that represents the best attributes of the selected vineyards and of course, the 2021 season. The fruit was hand-harvested at optimal ripeness with harvest dates ranging from late March to late April 2021. Several different ferments went into the blend ranging from 0-50% whole bunches per fermenter with the resulting blend having around 18% whole clusters, which aids the tannin structure and aromatics of the wine. The total time on skins ranges from 20-28 days. The wine was aged in fine-grain French oak barrels: 24% new, 30% 1-year-old and the balance was 2-5 years old for approximately 12 months. Our winemaker, Jen Parr, selected fruit from exceptional Central Otago vineyards in Bendigo, Bannockburn and Pisa showcasing the high quality of the season.
This wine is vegan.
Residual Sugar: dry
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