Two Paddocks Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017  £31.95

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Born of modest beginnings this wine is owned by the actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Hunt For Red October) and is a sterling example of a great Central Otago Pinot Noir.

About Two Paddocks Pinot Noir:

The flagship from Two Paddocks – an organically grown barrel selection from the estate properties. In 2014 this wine was produced from three of 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 11 months, using a mix of older and new (25%) barrels.

Winemakers Notes:

Hand-harvested, 75% de-stemmed and given 5-7 pre-fermentation cold maceration. After an indigenous ferment, the wine is given another 5-7 days post ferment time on skins. Wine is then transferred to 1-4  (25% new oak) year old French medium toast barriques for an 11-month maturation, before racking and bottling. 

Estate Vineyard composition: 49% The Fusilier - Bannockburn, 33% The Red Bank – Earnscleugh (Alexandra), 18% The First Paddock – Gibbston.

Ripe red fruit, violet, spice and some blackcurrant brooding aromatics.  This wine shows a beautifully soft and rich palate with a lovely elegant drive and persistence.

2016 Vintage - 95/100 - Top 50 New Zealand 

The Top 50 New Zealand Wines of 2016 - There's a complex and more serious statement to this wine in terms of oak treatment with pretty clear mocha and spice influence. Its quite modern, opening up to red cherries, pomegranate and orange rind with a fresh array of sappy and leafy complexity below. The palates slick, were really assertive tannins are nicely tamed and groomed into a linear, composed and powerful style. Plenty of red and dark cherries that head into the plum territory as well. This has balance and impressive conviction. Best from 2019–2025+.  Nick Stock, Contributing Editor

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