Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

AT FIRST SIP-Thyme flowers and nutmeg tickle the senses before unleashing red plum, red cherry and fresh raspberry. At first, the palate seems spicy and broody with blackberry and plum, yet bright acidity races through before you sink in too much. Shavings of minerals and chicory root like tannins cradle this delectable drop before a black peach and orange oil sensation lingers on the finish. AFTER A FEW- Brushing against wild thyme shrubs, with a cherry orchard on your left and dry, arid hills to your right.

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AT FIRST SIP-Thyme flowers and nutmeg tickle the senses before unleashing red plum, red cherry and fresh raspberry. At first, the palate seems spicy and broody with blackberry and plum, yet bright acidity races through before you sink in too much. Shavings of minerals and chicory root like tannins cradle this delectable drop before a black peach and orange oil sensation lingers on the finish. AFTER A FEW- Brushing against wild thyme shrubs, with a cherry orchard on your left and dry, arid hills to your right.

About This Wine

2018 began as a warmer vintage however settled into a steady and calm lead in to harvest. More spicy Pinots were seen yet the cool March harvest allowed for finesse and enviable balance. This Pinot has 16% whole bunches and spent time gaining further complexity in 23% new oak. Keep for 10 years or more likely, give in to temptation and enjoy now.

Nestled at the foothills of the distinctive Pisa Range, lies the 24 hectare Burn Cottage estate. Burn Cottage is farmed entirely in accordance to Biodynamic principles. Utmost care and respect for their vineyard is shown at every step of the vine growing and winemaking process. The proof is in the wines, which share serious vivacity and x factor.

 

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It's up for debate between Patagonia and Central Otago as the most southern wine region in the world. Either way, that gives you an idea of just how far south it is. This means short winter days and long summer days, all with dramatic shifts in temperatures often within mere hours. 

Central Otago was pioneered by a handful of producers, in various corners of the region; Rippon in Wanaka, Black Ridge in Earnscleugh/Alexandra,  and Gibbston Valley wines and Chard Farm in Gibbston Valley. The early 80s marked the beginning of commercial winemaking in the region with this dedicated quartet. Taking their advice from local farmers and stone fruit growers. In a blink of an eye in wine terms, Pinot Noir from Central Otago quickly emerged on the world stage with an impressive debut. The region shot to fame in Pinot circles for the quintessential NZ 'pungency', expressive and sometimes enormous flavours. The 2000's marked the coming of age for the region as winemakers and viticulturists began to refine their last 20-30 years experience with this semi desert region. 

The Sub-regions of Central Otago are listed from south to north are; Earnscleugh/Alexandra, Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn, Lowburn, Bendigo, Wanaka and Waitaki (although in North Otago, the region is so small it's best to consider it alongside Central Otago)

Today, Pinot Noir is barely over 5% of New Zealand's wine growing acreage, and most of it is (upwards of 80%) is still planted to Pinot Noir. Riesling is the dark horse here as well as some extra lithe yet lush Chardonnay. Pinot Noir here under the best producers have reached a stage of elegant power, singing natural acidity and perfume yet with that oh so satiating 'Otago' suppleness. 

Our favourite producers from the area are;  Akitu, Alpine Wine Co., Felton Road, Burn Cottage, Mount Edward, Prophets Rock, Rippon and Valli.

Finally! New Burn Cottage has arrived from NZ!

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