Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2015

A bright garnet colour with aromas of cherry, plum, thyme, wild flowers and sage. This enticing Pinot Noir has sweet cherry, strawberry, wild thyme and mushroom complementing an incredibly textured palate that is both creamy and persistent. Along with silky fine tannins, this Pinot Noir is both harmonious and graceful on the finish with great ageing potential.

Awards and reviews
Gold - NZ International Wine Show 2017
Gold - International Wine Challenge 2018, London
Gold - Decanter Asia Wine Awards, 2017
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, London
5 Stars, 94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
4 Stars, 18+/20 points, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
4 Stars, Winestate recent releases May/June 2018
4 Stars, Winestate tasting Central Otago Sept/Oct 2018
4 Stars, WineNZ Magazine Autumn 2018
Bronze - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018
Bronze - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

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This wine is a single vineyard Pinot Noir from a highly awarded site in Bannockburn. The fruit was hand harvested at optimal ripeness with harvest dates ranging from from early to mid-April 2015. Six ferments went into the blend ranging from 0-30% whole bunches per fermenter with the resulting blend having around 20% whole clusters with a total time on skins ranging from 3 to 4 weeks which aids the tannin structure and aromatics of the wine. The wine was aged in fine grain French oak: 25% new oak, 40% one-year oak and 35% in 2-5 year-old French oak barriques for approximately 12 months. The winemaking intention was for transparency in order to showcase the great personality of this Bannockburn site in a vintage that is truly elegant and graceful.

International Wine Challenge 2018, London:
"Seductive, sweet oak notes. Ethereal, harmonious and fragile Pinot Noir style with dark fruit notes. Beautifully balanced".

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
"Beautifully styled and composed, the immensely attractive bouquet shows red/black cherry, roasted hazelnut, game and floral characters. The palate is elegant and stylish with excellent mid palate weight and silky texture, leading to an impressively long, fine finish".

Winestate’s May / June 2018
"Bright, juicy red fruited pinot noir with a very bright aroma of kirsch, plum and red cherry. The palate shows a touch of tannin to support the fruit but very restrained allowing the flavours to sing. Fully ready to drink".

Wine NZ Magazine, Autumn 2018
"Sweet nose, plum, slightly berry. Delineate, lovely expression, soft, generous.Very good"