- Sweet violet
- Red currants
- Sleek mouthfeel
- Fine grained trannins
Bright ruby in the glass. The 2019 Central Otago Pinot Noir has an uplifting bouquet of sweet violet, a touch of spicy wild thyme and layers of fragrant red currants, raspberries and black cherries. These aromas flow into the vibrant palate. Finely grained tannins and bright acidity are beautifully balanced and together with the ambrosial aromas deliver a joyful yet sophisticated wine with a sleek mouthfeel and lingering length. This Pinot Noir is a great example of a young wine ready to drink now, but with the potential to grow into an elegant wine, representing the stunning 2019 vintage.
Active and careful vineyard management is vital for growing quality grapes. Good grapes make good wine, and 2019 vintage was no exception. Hand-harvested and selected late April at an average of 23.9 Brix. Spent, on average 26 days on skins, plunged once per day. Pressed at dryness and settled for two days before being racked to barrel. Malolactic 100% went through early and aged in French Oak barrels for tens months. (15.5% new oak) The wine was then lightly filtered for clarification. The wine could show a slight natural deposit. Drinking beautifully now, and can be cellared for 5 - 7 years.