Colour: Medium ruby
Aroma: Dark fruit with violet and red currant aromatics lead to a seductive elegant textural driven mouthfeel.
Palate: This wine has a great fruit driven profile supported by fine elegant derived tannins. Drink now and up to 6 years. This wine will drink well in its youth but has the potential to age.
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 1-4 year old French medium toast barriques (7% new oak) for a 9 month maturation in predominantly older oak, before racking and bottling.
Awards: 91pts – James Suckling
History of Two Paddocks
Wholly-own by accomplished actor – Sam Neil, Two Paddocks is a small family wine producing business that is entirely dedicated to making great wine. Started in 1993 with modest ambitions and first planted five acres of Pinot Noir at an original little vineyard at Gibbston, Central Otago in the deep south of New Zealand. Dante’s Peak director – Roger Donaldson, a New Zealander planted the land next door, hence the name Two Paddocks. Sam Neil and his team at Two Paddocks are firm believers in the “terroir” of Central Otago and are bent on producing world-class Pinot Noirs and sustainable, ecologically sound wine.