Amen Break Pisa Moorings Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
A delicious and great value Central Otago Pinot Noir from the Curly Flat winemaker Matt Harrop
In 1969, a little known funk and soul outfit called The Winstons performed ‘Amen Brother’, in the middle of the song the drummer, Greg Coleman, plays a short solo, or drum break. This 6 second, 4 bar piece of drumming genius is known as The Amen Break.The Amen Break has become the most sampled drumbeat in musical history. It is considered the foundation rhythmic beat for the much of the electronic musical genre (Trip Hop, Drum ’n Bass, Jungle, Psych Trance etc.) that exploded in the late 80’s and early 90s of last century.
The Amen Break wines, setup by brothers Matt and Steve Harrop, have been making (sound) waves of their own lately. This is a cracking Pinot – big in weight, but perfumed, deep and full of concentrated dark fruits. With Matt now taking the helms at uber-boutique, and much loved Curly Flat, you can start to see the kind of winemaking pedigree on show. This is a belter, and a great price for Otago Pinot. Sourced from the Pisa Moorings vineyard, just outside of Cromwell, NZ.
The Amen Break Pinot Noir has a wonderful dense deep red colour. A nose of red plum, black cherry lead to a dense but bright, concentrated palate. Pure Pinot Noir flavours are wrapped in fine tannins, which are layered and add many levels of complexity. A vibrant, vineyard derived wine, made with minimal winemaking intervention and rich in authenticity.
|Country Of Origin||New Zealand|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Cheese, Duck, Game, Lamb|