Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR RATED 4.5 STARS MICHAEL COOPER FROM FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED WINERY
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- NEW VINTAGE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
- 4.5 STAR RATED MICHAEL COOPER
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE TROPHY WINE OF YEAR NZ WINE AWARDS
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 92 POINT RATED THE WINE FRONT
- SOURCED FROM LOWBURN & QUEENSBERRY VINEYARDS IN CENTRAL OTAGO
Layers of ripe red and dark fruits, hints of violet, clove and cinnamon with whole bunch complexities. Medium to full bodied, the palate is voluminous where dark fruit flavours are supported by velvety tannins, creating a wine with structure and poise.
4.5 Star Rated - Michael Cooper
"The 2018 vintage was French oak-aged (25 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is fragrant, fresh and savoury, with generous cherry, plum and spice flavours, oak complexity and fine-grained tannins. Open mid-2021+."
An exceptionally warm, dry spring led onto one of our hottest summers on record. Near perfect conditions during flowering meant good fruit set, with larger tightly packed bunches. The continuous summer heat, coupled with uncharacteristic warmer nights meant acid levels dropped and fruit matured rapidly – bringing the whole season forward. Our harvest was the earliest on record, beginning on the 9th of March, some three weeks ahead of the season prior.
Hand harvested from our Lowburn and Queensberry vineyards in Central Otago. Fermented very traditionally in open topped tanks, hand plunged, indigenous yeasts with a portion of whole bunch included in each fermenter. 18 – 28 days on skins for tannin development prior to pressing. Maturation in French barriques (30% new) for 10 months before bottling. As we prefer not to fine or filter our Pinot Noirs, this wine may form a sediment over time. Decanting is recommended to ensure clarity.
Central Otago, New Zealand
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