Black Cottage Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019
Sustainably grown Pinot Noir from prestigious Central Otago.
With dark purple hues, this savoury pinot noir releases lifted berry fruits and plum aromas with hints of wild thyme and smoke. The palate is full of vibrant boysenberry and dark fruit flavours that fade to smoky notes. Soft acidity and plush tannins contribute to a glossy mouth feel and a smooth, slightly peppery finish. Pair with chargrilled meats and game dishes.
"At Black Cottage we are dedicated to producing sustainable New Zealand wines full of ‘gusto’. Selecting unique parcels of fruit from Marlborough, Central Otago and Hawke’s Bay, we strive to create very special wines which are approachable and delicious." The continental Central Otago climate is one of extremes – the fiercely cold nights and long, warm summer days allow the black queen to display pure, vibrant fruit. From a vineyard in Cromwell, the fruit was handpicked from traditional Pinot Noir clones 6 and 10/5. The wine was hand plunged and 10% whole bunches added back to the ferment. The wine was then matured with French oak for 4 months.