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The Grandmaster Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Black Grape Society

The Grandmaster Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Black Grape Society

The Grandmaster Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$50.00
750 mL
$40.00
6 x 750 mL
$240.00

Overview

Overview

Since the release of its first Pinot Noir in vintage 2011, Black Grape Society has focused on crafting ultra-premium Single Vineyard wines from Marlborough and Central Otago; this is the Central Otago expression. Cental Otago is the World’s most southerly wine growing region. Its extreme temperatures (hot days and cool nights) help to produce Pinot Noirs of exceptional intensity. The fruit for this wine was sourced from three sub-regions to capture the true expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir. Bannockburn’s rich, dark berry fruit characters complement Lowburn’s spiced plum flavours, all framed exquisitely by Bendigo’s structural style.

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Winemaker Chris Darling

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

This wine is serious and dark on the nose with perfumed fruits, hints of smoke and subtle spice.

Flavours and Palate

On the palate, the wine is textural, elegant and layered with mocha, dark cherry and cigar box characters.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Duck
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Viticulture

Viticulture

Sourced from selected vineyards within Central Otago’s Cromwell Basin. Sunny and dry conditions in the lead up to Harvest provided perfect growing conditions for plentiful, plump fruit set.

The grapes were handpicked, then de-stemmed before being placed into open top fermenters and cold soaked for 3 days. A hot fermentation, as warm as possible, with a yeast strain that maximised tannin and flavour extraction. Following pressing, this wine matured for 12 months in new (33%) and seasoned (67%) French oak.