Pyramid Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 750ml
Selectively hand-picked from the Manata Vineyard in Lowburn Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and is situated on a gentle north facing slope. The underlying soil is loess, derived from the glacial plains of the surrounding area and has been irrigated and farmed for over 160 years. A rich soil that has high levels of organic matter due to the long history of irrigation and soil formation factors. The vines grow in a happy balance with very little input of irrigation and can fully explore the soil to express the unique characteristics of the site.
Handpicked, in the last week of March, 2017. Cool vineyard yeast fermentation. Ten months on original lees in French barriques, 10% new; bottled unfined.
Tasting note Deep dark purple hue. Exotic floral, five spice and aniseed aromas leap out of the glass along with red cherries, plum’s and an underlying complexity that speaks of Central Otago. A wine full of flavour with a soft silky palate, which has crunchy red fruits and savoury textural flavours that combine to give the wine great weight and complexity.Great structure and acid give this wine an ability to age and suit any game food.