Brightly fruited with savoury complexity. Beautiful Pinot Noir from one of the New World’s best.
Wonderfully complex aromas of fern leaf, rhubarb, potpourri and rose petal contrast with more mineral notes of dust, graphite and gravel. The palate melts into supple, fine tannins giving a robust structure to the wine. The overall impression is silky, with excellent acidity creating a vibrant palate with a long finish.
Wine: Burn Cottage `Burn Cottage Vineyard` Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
Producer: Burn Cottage
Region/Country: Central Otago, New Zealand
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Organic and biodynamic viticulture. There is no addition of yeast or bacteria for fermentation, sulphur use is minimal and there is no filtration before bottling.
Style: Pure fruited, savoury and expressive.
Pairing Suggestion: Game, red meats, cured meats
Variety: Pinot Noir
Profile: Known as the Heartbreak grape oweing to its tumultuous nature in the vineyard. Pinot Noir is best suited to cooler regions, including most famously Burgundy in France where it produces the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. Thin skinned and early ripening, Pinot is a very transparent variety, capable of showing subtle differences in terroir and pronounced regional character. Flavours found in young Pinot include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.
Classic Regions: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace (France), Baden, Ahr (Germany), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Walker Bay (South Africa), Russian River Valley, Oregon (USA)
Burn Cottage is distinguished in Central Otago as the first and only estate in the region to have practised biodynamics since day one. This was Ted Lemon's one stipulation for his involvement. The winemaking at Burn Cottage is best described as ‘minimal intervention’. There is no addition of yeasts or bacteria for fermentation, with minimal sulphur use and no filtration before bottling.