Organic, soft, supple and Central Otago delicious– everything you want in a Pinot Noir. Awesome value and just the ticket when needing something new and special. Grapes from our Estate vineyards, destemmed, wild yeasts, French oak, no fining nor filtration. Artwork by Callum Robertson
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Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2019 [CD 97]
Cameron Douglas MS 97 Points - Outstanding "A perfumed, complex bouquet with aromas of roses and ripe cherry, a soft raw sugar and baking spices scent with a core of silty soil minerality. Equally complex with a firm yet finely textured mouthfeel, harmonious synergies between fruit, minerality, tannins and acidity. With each taste the complexity expands with flavours of cherry and plum, forest berries and wild flowers. A Grand Cru level wine with a delicious, layered, perfumed, youthful and long. Best drinking from late 2022 through 2030+." Cameron Douglas MS, October 2021. 95 Points - "From a dry-farmed vineyard in the Taylor...
Cantina Tramin Alto Adige Maglen Pinot Nero Riserva 2018 [WA 93]
Wine Advocate 93 points. This wine is new to my annual tasting repertoire and represents an exciting new discovery from Cantina Tramin. The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Maglen opens to a mid-weight approach and a nice sense of concentration that remains impactful but elegant at the same time. The wine is redolent of cherry, cassis, pressed violets and blood orange. There are some distant notes of earth and smoke with crushed rock as well. This release of 12,000 bottles is a terrific performance from a first-rate winery.ML Sept 2021. Decanter 92 points. James Suckling 92 points. "Pronounced licorice, black-pepper and smoky aromas,...
Castillo de Monjardin Pinot Noir "El Cerezo" 2019 [Gold]
Gold Medal, Selection Mondiale, Canada, 2020. Silver Medal, Mundus Vini 2022. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, and harvested in October. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks for ten days and later aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. One of the few Pinot Noir 's grown in Spain from “El Cerezo” vineyard that is 30 years old. Tasting Notes Deep black cherry in color with aromas of plum and black currants, the Castillo de Monjardin Pinot Noir has delicate flavors of matured black fruits. Silky, with a long, refined finish. On the palate is very elegant, well balanced with flavors of red berries. Aged for 9 months in...
Doctors Flat Pinot Noir 2018 Organic [SK 96]
Top Ten Best Selling Wines - December 2022 Under $60 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 96 points; Michael Cooper 5 stars; Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 96 points. A stunning expression of the variety with dark cherry, toasted spice, thyme, cured meat and dark mushroom aromas, it's concentrated and richly textured in the mouth offering terrific fruit power combined with seductive savoury nuances. Impressively weighted and flowing, backed by fine grainy tannins, finishing persistent and structured. At its best: now to 2032. Dec 2021. SK. Michael Cooper 5 stars. Still unfolding, the classy 2018 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard red, estate-grown at Bannockburn,...
Forager Wild Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir 2019 [BC 95]
144 cases made. 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2019 Vintage) "Aromas of earth and stone, a silty limestone moment, dark cherry and plum, a core of savoury complexity and fruit. Varietal, intense and pure. On the palate – complex, fruity, tens, youthful and dry. Flavours of fruit and soil reflect the bouquet and are in harmony with firm tannins and acidity to provide a foundation and baseline for ageing. Oak aromas and flavours add finesse complexity. Pure, youthful, taut and complex. Best drinking from 2022 through 2028+. " Dom's notes: This is the eighth release...
Giant Steps Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 [JH 97]
James Halliday Wine Companion 97 points. From the Primavera vineyard at Woori Yallock, planted in 2001 on the same red soil as Wombat Creek. Both destemmed (55%) and whole-bunch components. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. A very bright crimson purple. So pure and perfumed with briary cherries, ripe redcurrants and freshly cut roses. Poised, juicy and energetic, the wine has so much tang and crunch, you barely notice that this is also structured finishing with long, gently puckering tannins. A wine with immediate appeal, but also one that will reward at least another 7-10 years in the cellar. 97 points. Philip Rich Published 24 May 2022
Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2021
The Burgundy Pinot Noir from the Justin Girardin estate 2021 offers a beautiful ruby colour and a fresh and elegant nose. Fresh and elegant nose. Red fruit aromas. Supple wine, lightly structured, fruity and fresh. Age of vines: 50 years old Grape variety: Pinot Noir Ageing: French oak barrels Origin of wood: Allier and Vosges 50 % in oak (no new oak) 50% in tank Wine remained 15 months in barrels. Viticulture: Pruning style: Cordon de Royat and Guyot simple Manual harvest Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...) Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table Winemaking: Grapes are destemmed, put into vat at...
Marchesi Incisa d Rocchetta Marchese Leopoldo Pinot Nero 2018
WINERY NOTES: Made with Pinot Noir grapes, aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months. Pinot Noir is a relatively uncommon grape variety in Piedmont, but it is very important for our family's winemaking tradition. In fact, we gave this wine the name of our ancestor Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta, among the first ampelography and wine scientist, who lived in the 1800s. Leopoldo Incisa created at the time a vast collection of vines from other regions, experimenting with the cultivation in his own vineyards on the hills of Rocchetta Tanaro. Pinot Noir became his favorite grape and the one from which he drew the greatest satisfaction. We keep this...
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2021 [TA 94]
Tim Atkin MW 94 points. Intense, vivid opaque youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted floral perfume on the nose with a brooding and seductive dark berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of iron, savoury richness and spice and an intense vibrant minerality. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2017 [HH 95]
Huon Hooke 95 points/ 5 Stars. Organically Certified BioGro 5438 | Moutere Clay Gravels | Dry Farmed | Low Cropping | Single Vineyard | Hand Harvested | Wild Ferment | Natural Spring Malo | Barrel Matured (20% New) | Unfined | Unfiltered | Vegan A classic. Rich, supple and, really dark chocolate. It’s true to site and season with a juicy, spicy core. A structured wine with not an ounce of unnecessary oak or fat fruit. The wine is aristocratically framed but still sneaks in a touch of seduction. Complete, intelligent, and speaks with clarity. We believe the 2017 sits alongside the finest Pinots we have produced. Good for the planet,...
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