The 2015 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir was bottled on 16 June 2016. This multiple award-winning Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir is drinking superbly now and is well worth cellaring.
Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
TROPHY for Best Wine of Competition
TROPHY for Best Red Table Wine of Competition
TROPHY for Best Pinot Noir of Competition
GOLD - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
GOLD - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
5 STARS - Winestate Magazine 2017
GOLD - New World Wine Awards 2017 97/100 points
"Floral strawberry and maraschino cherry aromatics. On the palate fine sweet tannins that give the wine a savoury/sappy note; really pretty red fruit behind, plus a fine mocha edge. Lovely length. Superb."
This elegant wine compliments a range of darker meat dishes including Peking Duck, lamb and quail.
WINEMAKING AND VITICULTURE
The fruit (clone 5, 6, 10/5, Abel & 115) was hand-harvested between the 8th and 13th of April and destemmed into open-top fermenters before being inoculated with selected wine yeasts to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French Oak barriques for 12 months, of which 30% was new oak.
Deep purple, with purple hues. Fragrant dried herb, bright cherry, spice, violets and smoky char. The palate has sweet black cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, chocolate and a hint of cinnamon. Complex, full-bodied with good concentration and silky fine-grain tannins that lead to a long dark fruit finish.
- Picked 8th to 13th April 2015
- pH 3.58
- TA 5.7g/L
- ALC 14%
- RS Dry (<0.5g/L)