Bendigo Hills Pinot Noir 2018
- Textured, savoury
- Central Otago
We are pumped to welcome another vintage of the splendid Bendigo Hills pinot noir from the powerhouse pinot region of Central Otago. The wine is named after the semi-arid north facing terraced slopes that grow some of the finest pinot in the region.
Planted in 2003, the vineyard is certified organic, the fruit is handpicked and the resulting wine is superb, with intensity, elegance and ageability. The wine spends 14 months in oak (20% new) and now at 3-years-old, that oak has integrated into abundant fruit. Ripe dark cherry and plum are the main event, with hints of wild herbs, all nestled together with fine grained tannins and great length.
“Complex and inviting, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows spiced cherry, dried herb, dark mushroom and toasted nut characters. It's wonderfully rounded and supple on the palate, displaying excellent weight and plush texture, well supported by plenty of silky tannins. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2026.”
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- Central Otago
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- 100% Pinot Noir
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Central Otago is the New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, hot summers, cool nights and low rainfall, and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, which covers 80% of plantings. The rest is mainly planted to Chardonnay, with smatterings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Expect character and intensity as the hallmarks of this marginal region.