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2016 Collection Central Otago Pinot Noir

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$359.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP16CO-CEPTNOIR6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Rich & Generous
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    New Zealand Mussels, Pork Hotpot, Grilled Lobster
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    A lovely texture and great length
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Pinot Noir wines from Central Otago are renowned for their intense aromas and flavours.
 
OCCASION
Cellar worthy, Fancy date night, Treat yourself

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Full-throttle Central Otago steadied by the poise and floral lift that is the hallmark of Wanaka.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 17°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

Central Otago is renowned for Pinot Noir wines of great intensity. This example from the Hawkesbury Vineyard in Wanaka does not disappoint with its power fruit, spicy depth and firm tannin.

SEASON

The season of vintage 2016 in Central Otago will be remembered for frequent frosts, wind, unsettled weather and fantastic wines. Spring was cool, but a fine, settled patch timed perfectly over flowering caused good fruit set. January remained cool but February was one of the warmest on record. Warm days and cool nights and generally dry weather over March and April allowed good hang time promoting excellent flavour development and balance of sugar and acidity. A universally extolled vintage.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked in mid-April in dry conditions. Each clone was fermented separately in small open fermenters that were hand plunged twice daily. The wine was matured for 12 months in a mix of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Central Otago

At 45° South Central Otago is the world’s southernmost wine region. The vineyards are also the highest in New Zealand, located around 300 - 400 metres above sea level among spectacular alpine scenery rising to over 3700m.

Although small, Central Otago is a rapidly developing wine region with a swiftly growing international reputation for great Pinot noir wines.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Collection

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.

The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Volcanic Stones

Central Otago in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island is unlike any other place on earth. These stones were collected from the beautifully rugged landscape.

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