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  • Soft & supple Central Otago Pinot Noir.
  • Exclusively hand-picking at optimum flavour ripeness.
  • A richly textured, versatile and flavoursome wine.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Garnet Red
Nose The nose is dense and intriguing, with layered black and blue berry fruits, toasted spice, cola and an ethereal floral lift.
Palate The palate is velvety and plush up front, brimming with wild berry fruits, currants, lightly roasted coffee beans and just a hint of sweet baking spice. A streak of fine acidity brightens the mid palate, blending seamlessly with a veil of powdery fine tannins to lift the palate towards a satisfyingly elegant finish.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Hand-picked fruit, gently pressed into French oak for 8 months. The finished blend contains approximately 7.5% whole bunch and 15% new French oak.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Central Otago
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Certified Organic
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Central Otago
Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world, located at a latitude of 45 degrees south, on New Zealand’s south island. A spectacular landscape makes the region one of the most scenic wine regions if not in the world then certainly in New Zealand. Central to the region is the tourist destination of Queenstown, which is a great base to make wine trips from.



Heavy mineral deposits in silt loams are typical for the soils in Central Otago, but is unlike any other region in New Zealand. The Otago region is the countries only ‘continental ’ wine growing region.



Pinot Noir is the flagship red varietal, which is very well suited to the regions large diurnal shifts (a large diurnal shift means a big difference between low and high temperatures) and also the regions long, cool and dry autumn. The Pinot Noirs coming out of the Otago region are most often fragrant, lush Pinot Noirs with silky textures and true fruit intensity.



Aromatic whites also thrive, in particular Riesling where anything from bone-dry to very sweet can be made. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and lesser amounts of Chardonnay is also made to a very high quality. Central Otago is in Jancis Robinson’s top five New World wine producing regions.
4/5
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Bob Campbell MW

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