Nanny Goat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
The nose is dense and intriguing, with layered black and blue berry fruits, toasted spice, cola and an ethereal floral lift.
The palate is velvety and plush up front, brimming with wild berry fruits, currants, lightly roasted coffee beans and just a hint of sweet baking spice.
A streak of fine acidity brightens the mid palate, blending seamlessly with a veil of powdery fine tannins to lift the palate towards a satisfyingly elegant finish.
"Juicy cherry, jumps out of the glass, rose petal, some spice. Cherry, fresh, acidity a bit nippy and lemony, but the core of fruit is good. Light tannin plays on the finish. Attractive. Quite stylish."
91 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2018, Drink: 2018 - 2025
SOLD OUT - Nanny Goat Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018 vintage is now available here.
It has many guises; from soft and supple, to powerful and masculine and everything in between. Pinot Noir is an incredibly honest varietal, telling the unique story of its place of origin like no other.
We aim to let each individual parcel of fruit tell that story by exclusively hand-picking at optimum flavour ripeness, gentle handling and cap management in the winery, and careful selection of oak to ensure the wines’ true characters are never overshadowed.
Fruit for the 2017 Nanny Goat Pinot Noir was sourced from three vineyard sites in the Cromwell basin – two in the Pisa sub region one in Bannockburn, complemented by a small parcel from the higher elevation Gibbston sub region. Clones used are 667, 777, 5, Abel, 10/5 113, 114, 115. Soils range from free draining loess overlaying glacial alluvial deposits, to heavier clay based soils.
Hand-picked fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for up to 7 days at 6 ̊C before being Fermented using naturally occurring yeasts in open top stainless steel fermenters. Selected ferments received up to 30% whole bunch and up to 32 days total time on skins before pressing. Gently pressed and briefly settled, the wine was then transferred to French oak Barriques (225L) to undergo natural MLF and mature for 8 months before racking and blending. The resulting blend contains approximately 7.5% whole bunch and 15% new French oak. Winery Notes
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