Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand
A single magnificent parcel of Pinot Noir vines, planted to the gravelly Lochar soils of a rocky knoll on Amisfield Block in Central Otago 1. The parched plantings send their roots deep into the inhospitable terrains, struggling for water and yielding meagre harvests of the most intensely flavoured fruit.
Available in cartons of six
Grapes are all hand picked, some whole bunches are included and a component of the wine begins its ferment amongst the vines. A month of cold macerations and natural indigenous yeast vinification is followed by a gentle press into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for completion of malolactic, a judicious term of age, rack and return, before bottling, unfiltered and unfined.
Deep dark beetrot red. Complex bouquets, layers of dark berries and red fruit intertwine with delicate spice. The palate exhibits marvelous power and restraint, a lineal backbone of vibrant acidity in support of a broad mouthfilling, textural canopy of savoury varietal fruits, fine black velvet tannins in support, simply an action packed palate before a lengthy, undulating finish.