Nanny Goat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019
The 2019 Nanny Goat Pinot Noir nose is dense and intriguing, with layered black and blue berry fruits, toasted spice, cola and an ethereal floral lift. The palate envelops the senses with a plush layer of powdery fine tannin, gently guiding towards a core of dark plum and chocolate dipped cherries. A spark of bright acidity illuminates the mid palate, carrying through to a finish that lingers long past the last sip.
Pinot Noir is a fickle varietal that demands the utmost attention, both in the vineyard and in the winery to bring its true potential to the fore. 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.
The winery 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 2019 Nanny Goat Pinot Noir was sourced from five separate vineyard sites – two in the Pisa sub-region, one in Gibbston, one in Bannockburn and one in Queensberry. Clones used are 667, 777, 5, 6, Abel, 10/5 113, 114, 115. Soils range from free draining loess overlaying glacial alluvial deposits to heavier clay-based sedimentary 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. Ferments received between 21 and 32 days total time on skins with 1 – 2 plunges daily to ensure gentle extraction of colour and tannin before being pressed on skins. The wines were then transferred to French oak Barriques (225L) after 24 hours settling where they underwent natural malolactic fermentation and matured for 8 months before racking and blending. The resulting blend contains approximately 5% whole bunch and 15% new French oak.
At latitude 45° South, New Zealand's Central Otago is the most southerly wine region in the world. With vineyards at 200 - 400m above sea level, vines cling precariously to the steep slopes and edges of deep river gorges. This is a region of climatic extremes with typically very hot summers, short autumns and bitterly cold winter days. The soils are rocky with easy drainage and poor fertility.
All these conditions are perfect for producing world-class Pinot Noir. The unique terroir of Central Otago produces wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction that show varietal and regional definition. Winery Notes
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