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Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Cracka Review

If there’s one thing that Central Otago does well it’s Pinot Noir, and if there’s one thing that Grasshopper Rock winery does really well it’s Pinot Noir too, specialising in the regions strengths. It has a sweet fruit signature with hints of plum and spice before a palate of superbly silky tannins. Drink it with some crispy barbecued duck for a flavour sensation.

Winemaker's Notes

In the vineyard, we adjust our vineyard management to the season and let each year bring its own character to the wine. Weather patterns vary between years and the most subtle variation can produced different nuances in the final wine.This is the great joy of Pinot Noir and we celebrate the vintage variation. The common thread in our wine is the elegant and poised style of Pinot Noir, fine textured tannins, great length and persistence in the taste.

Grasshopper Rock Awards and Accolades

Blue Gold medal and a Top100 wine in Sydney International Wine Competition
90 points - Bob Campbell MW

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Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This dark, brooding and concentrated pinot noir hails from Alexandra and shows deep, ripe plum and dark cherry fruit aromas, a little dark chocolate here too. The palate s supple and juicy, with juicy cherry fruit flavour, soft, even tannins and handy, approachable, balanced style.
Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A lithe and tangy Alexandra pinot noir that has bright acidity and a high-stepping style to it. Plenty of red cherries and stones, some light spice too. The palate's lithe and even: acid leads the way here, and red cherries from top to toe.
The Good Wine Guide
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Grown at Earnscleugh, in the Alexandra sub-region, the 2008 vintage offers wonderful value. A single-vineyard red, matured in French oak barrels (30 per cent new), it is deep and rich, with ripe cherry, plum, herb and spice flavours, hints of raisins and coffee, and good, savoury complexity.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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