Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018$0.00
Lifted aromas of berry and spice combine with a smooth and vibrant palate. A wine full of complex fruit flavours, spicy oak notes and underpinned by a fine tannin structure.
Gold - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019
3.5 Stars - Winestate Recent Releases Sept/Oct 2019
89 Points, 3 Stars - Bob Campbell, MW
86 Points, Bronze - International Cool Climate Wine Awards
VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING
Our Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir is made from premium fruit off vineyards set amongst the rugged landscape of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The glacial based soils produce wines with fragrant, lush, fruit balanced by delicate acidity. The raw beauty of this unique landscape inspires us to craft superb Pinot Noir wines.
Our Pinot Noir fruit was carefully harvested in the cool of the night to help preserve the fresh flavours from the vineyard. Upon arrival at the winery the fruit is cold soaked for three to five days to extract the desired flavours, tannins and colour. Fermentation followed, in small open top tanks, using a selection of yeasts. The wine cap was plunged two to three times a day to extract colour and tannins from the skins. Select parcels were then allowed to macerate for an additional two to five days, further extracting colour and flavours after fermentation. After gently pressing the wine off skins, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the palate. Once pressed, the wine was matured in a combination of French and Hungarian Oak.
Dark berry fruits, Doris plum and violet aromas combine with underlying thyme and savoury oak aspects. The palate is full of vibrant dark fruit flavours, spicy oak and a savoury or ‘forest floor influence. A softly textured wine, the fine tannins combine with the concentrated fruit flavours and a delicate acidity for a lingering finish.
Pair with your favourite grilled red meats.