Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2018
The flagship from Two Paddocks – an organically grown barrel selection from the estate properties. In 2016 this wine was produced from the four Neill family Central Otago vineyards. These small sites are high-density planted in a range of clonal material cropped to under 5 Tonne per hectare with most vineyard practices carried out by hand. As in the vineyard, the wine is handcrafted using traditional methods including a 25% whole bunch, indigenous fermentation and hand plunging. Maturation is in French barriques for 10 months, using a mix of older and new (20%) barrels.
Aromatically this wine exhibits dried herb with dark spice and bramble fruit spectrum, leading to an elegant textural mouthfeel showing minerality, great balance and drive.