A truly stunning Pinot Noir from a vineyard with a fast-growing reputation as one of the best in its region. The 2014 vintage delivers a seductive and enticing wine offering intriguing aromas of sun ripened red fruits with an underlying character of autumnal leaves. The palate is youthful and vibrant, with an elegance and richness that is characteristic of Burn Cottage vineyard. The red berry fruit flavours combine with wild thyme and rich savoury notes, and are supported by beautifully poised tannins that give depth to the long, mouth-watering finish.
3 Point Summary
Vibrant red-berry fruits and rich thyme complemented by poised tannins
Did you know..?
The winemaking at Burn Cottage reflects biodynamic principles with low intervention. There’s no addition of yeasts or bacteria for fermentations, with minimal sulphur use and no filtration before bottling.
95/100 - The Wine Front 2017. 95/100 - Jamie Goode 2017.
Roasted Duck Breast & Seasonal Vegetables
Sesame Salmon with a Light Red Wine Reduction
Serve at Temp
16 *C / 61 *F
Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy and is now adopted in wine regions all over the world, achieving particular success in New Zealand and USA. It's unique charm offers aroma of strawberry and fresh red cherry in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples. Well-built Pinot Noirs also exhibit notes of leather and violets.
Burn Cottage Vineyard Property is a 24 hectare estate in the foothills of the Pisa range in Central Otago, New Zealand. The vineyard is owned by the Sauvage family - which also owns the celebrated Koehler Ruprecht estate in Germany's Pfalz region - and they believe that the greatest expression of terroir is built upon the expertise of thousands of years of winegrowing around the world, applied by those with a sense of humility and dedication to achieving the purest wines possible.
Central Otago is located to the south of New Zealand's South Island, meaning it competes for the title of world's most southerly wine region. Vineyards cling to the sides of mountains and high above river gorges in this dramatic landscape and Pinot Noir has proven itself in this challenging terroir, consuming nearly 3/4 of the region's vineyard area. The typical Central Otago Pinot Noir is intense and deeply coloured, with flavours of plum, sweet spice and bramble.