Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
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Mr. MacGregor's Notes: "A bright-eyed red with hints of briar patch with a whiff of gun smoke" The 2015 Rabbit Ranch is a classic Central Otago Pinot Noir, vibrant and fruity with a soft tail.
Like Burgundy - cool climate, inland sites are required, close to the 45th parallel to ensure a long slow ripening period.
Pinot Noir quality is very yield sensitive and Central Otago Pinot Noirs are no exception to that rule.
The Central Otago High Country of New Zealand is over-run with rabbits. Sheep and rabbits coexisted on the land for some time but the sheep couldn't keep up with the nocturnal activity of the rabbits.
In the end they were hopelessly outnumbered and driven off the land- they were last seen heading north. The owner of the Rabbit Ranch - Mr. MacGregor, tried unsuccessfully to reduce the rabbit population by selling rabbit pies.
Eventually he decided to plant some vines and make a decent Pinot Noir to go with all the rabbit pie he was eating.
The Rabbit Ranch Pinot Noir is made in a very soft, fruit forward, low tannin style – a wine to be savoured and supped, rather than an assault on the senses. Winery Notes
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