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2015 Nanny Goat Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Where is the coolest place in the world for Pinot Noir? Well, Central Otago of course, which is just where this tasty morsel comes from. Dense plum, blueberry and raspberry flavour but still with that beautiful perfume that great Pinot Noir is all about. Earth, spice, and some velvet tannins – great Pinot, great price, what else do you need?

Winemaker's Notes

Pinot Noir is a fickle varietal that demands the utmost attention, both in the vineyard and in the winery to bring its true potential to the fore. It has many guises, from soft and supple to powerful and masculine and everything in between. Pinot Noir is an incredibly honest varietal, telling the story of its own unique place of origin like no other.

We aim to let each individual parcel of fruit tell its story by exclusively hand picking at optimum flavour ripeness, gentle handling and cap management in the winery and careful selection of oak to ensure the wines true characters are never overshadowed.

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2015 Nanny Goat Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Vine age elevates pinot noir more dramatically than any other varietal, and magical things are happening here as the vines reach ten years of age. Purposely more elegant in style, it leads out with subtle violet perfume. The palate is finely textured and chalky, with impressive length and accuracy of dark cherry and plum fruits, accented with herbal complexity.
2012 - 2015
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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Ruby-hued, floral, intensely varietal red, grown at Gibbston. Moderately concentrated, with fresh, vibrant cherry and plum flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and supple tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
The 2009 vintage was grown at Gibbston (in what is claimed to be 'the highest and most southerly' vineyard in the country). Ruby-hued, it is a floral, intensely varietal red, moderately concentrated, with fresh, vibrant cherry and plum flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and supple tannins.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2008 vintage is from vines 'up to 350 metres above sea level', described - wrongly — as 'the highest and most southerly in New Zealand'. Floral, ruby-hued and supple, it is moderately concentrated, with ripe cherry and plum flavours, showing some savoury complexity, and lots of drink-young charm.
2009 - 2015
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
A pleasant varietal with gamey, meaty, mushroom bouquet and a palate thats full of fresh berry flavours showing a complex savoury element.
Winestate 20082009

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