A lifted and savoury nose with cherry, blackberry, lilac, sandalwood, wild thyme and a hint of mushroom. This is an intensely concentrated expression of the Bannockburn sub-region with lovely bramble fruit, florals and a hint of leather supported by fine tannins that are intricately woven around the fresh acidity. This Pinot Noir is both sophisticated and “classic”, expressing intensity and poise from great sites in stellar sub-region. At release this wine benefits from some oxygen and it will certainly reward those who choose to cellar it with a wonderful journey of development for at least 10+years.
Awards and reviews
Gold medal – National Wine Awards of Aotearoa NZ (Sept 2022)
Gold medal – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition (Sept 2022)
98 pts, 5 stars – Winestate Magazine (Michael Cooper, July 2022)
97 pts, 5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (May 2022)
95 pts, outstanding – Cameron Douglas MS (June 2022)
95 pts, 19.0/20, 5 stars – Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews (June 2022)
19.0/20 pts, Joelle Thomson (Sept 2022)
94 pts, 4.5 stars – Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (June 2022)
Only the very best grapes from vineyards in the well renowned Bannockburn area are selected to produce this ‘Earth and Sky’ Pinot Noir 2021. This wine is a blend of two Bannockburn vineyards ranging from 12 to 21 years old. Both sites border the Bannockburn Sluicings, a distinctive geographic landmark that is steeped in mining history. The grapes from these vineyards were fermented separately with a range of 0-25% whole clusters 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 21-28 days. The wine was aged for approximately 12 months in fine grain French oak barriques with 24% new and the rest ranging from 2-5 years old.
This wine is vegan.
T.A. 5.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: dry
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