Bendigo Hills The Stone Cottage Pinot Noir 2016
- Medium bodied
- Central Otago
Bendigo Hills is the semi-arid subregion of Central Otago, with north facing terraced slopes, famous for growing some of the region’s finest pinot noir. Planted in 2003, The Stone Cottage vineyard is certified organic and the grapes are grown to perfection, before being handpicked and fermented.
The region is famous for it’s deep and powerful pinots and this is no exception. The wine is aged for a year in 25% new French oak, which adds texture and a few notes of cedar to the fruit profile of cherries, sour plums and cranberries that abound in the wine. There is also a very alluring mushroom note that is present on the nose and long, complex finish. So much to see in this wine and it just gets better and better with air.
“Sweetly fruited and immediately appealing, the wine shows dark cherry, Black Doris plum, cedar, game and mushroom characters on the nose, leading to a concentrated and splendidly weighted palate that is fleshy and silky. It is generous and flavoursome, while remaining harmonious and structured, finishing persistent and delectable.”
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- Central Otago
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- Blend Info
- 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.