Burn Cottage `Moonlight Race` Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
A regional blend, showing the diverse character of Central Otago. Extremely pure, with nice concentration and balance.
This wine has aromas of cherry, rosehip and spices with enticing savoury undertones of truffle and autumnal earth. On the palate, good concentration and supple tannins lead to a long, lingering finish.
Wine: Burn Cottage `Moonlight Race` Central Otago Pinot Noir
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.