This Pinot Noir is Central Otago representing the best attributes of the 2019 season. The fruit was hand harvested at optimal ripeness with harvest dates ranging from early to late April 2019.
The winemaker selected fruit from four exceptional vineyards in Central Otago with an emphasis on cooler sites to create a fresh and elegant wine that will age gracefully.
Colour: Deep garnet hue
Nose: Intense aromas of cherry, blackberry, cedar, wild thyme, mushroom and earthy loam.
Palate: The cooler 2019 vintage has delivered an elegant wine with great concentration and a remarkable core with layers of dark red fruit, wild herb and distinctive earthy flavours complementing a highly focused palate with great intensity and length. Silky fine tannins, vibrant fruit and intense aromas complement a serious structure with so much finesse. Harmonious and lively, this Pinot Noir is drinking beautifully as a young wine and should continue to deliver enjoyment for 15+ years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Ageing: Aged in fine grain French oak: 22% new, 33% 1 year old and 45% 2-5 year old barriques for approximately 12 months.
Awards: 95 pts-5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 5 stars – Raymond Chan Wine Awards, 4.5 stars – Winestate Magazine, 93 pts – Cameron Douglas MS, 91 pts – Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, 91 pts – Bob Campbell MW, Silver – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020, Silver – International Wine and Spirit Competition 2020, Silver – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021
History of Wild Earth
Born from the rugged Central Otago landscape, Wild Earth embraces New Zealand pioneering spirit. Our production methods are an honest expression of the land and our unique food & wine experience remains true to its roots in this welcoming country. We live for the journey, sharing stories that enrich lives, making new friends along the way. Our creativity drives us forward and we strive to be an inspiration to everyone who knows us.