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"Appealing Pinot Noir in a 'crowd pleasing' style, with lusciousness & a lingering finish" Bob Campbell, MW

"Expansive mouthfeel & plenty of polished tannins, which provide excellent structure, with loads of delectable flavours" Wine Orbit

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Wild Earth Special Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

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Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded Double Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 19/20 Points Awarded Silver Medal Awarded Silver Medal
Wild Earth Special Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Wild Earth Special Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Member rating / 2
"Grippy savoury tannins and ripe berry fruit flow through the palate"
Elsewhere $65.00 $56.52


Awarded Trophy

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017

Awarded Trophy

New Zealand Wine Magazine April 2017

Awarded Double-Gold Medal

Melbourne International Wine Competition

Awarded Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2016

Awarded 94/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2017

Awarded 19/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Jan 2017

Awarded Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge 2017 London

Awarded Silver Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017


"Made using clones 5 and 115 from the Bannockburn vineyard, this engaging pinot offers dark berry, violet, game and cedar characters with nuances of clove and thyme. The palate delivers superb concentration and weight, and shows expansive mouthfeel and plenty of polished tannins, which provide excellent structure. Very long on the finish with loads of delectable flavours" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2016

"Appealing pinot noir in a 'crowd pleasing' style with dark cherry, ripe plum, cassis, vanilla, anise and spicy oak. A smooth-textured wine in a medium-bodied style. Restrained lusciousness and a lingering finish. No rush, but why wait?" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2017

"Bright, moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter edged with purple hues. The nose is very elegant and refined with aromas of fragrant dark red cherry and raspberry fruit, along with violet florals, unfolding nuances of thyme herbs and liquorice. This possesses aromatic finesse and beauty, detail and intensity. Medium-full bodied, vibrant, lively and aromatic fruit flavours of dark red cherries and raspberries feature with dark red and violet florals. Thyme herb and liquorice detail add to the interest. The mouthfeel has vitality and energy, enlivened by fresh acidity, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line composed of powdery tannins. The wine carries to a long and elegant, aromatic finish of raspberries, herbs and florals. This is a beautifully fragrant and refined Pinot Noir with dark cherry and raspberry fruit, aromatic florals, and a vibrant, velvety palate" Raymond Chan, Jan 2017

"Engaging bouquet: ripe cherry with some mineral and undergrowth tones. Grippy savoury tannins and ripe berry fruit flow through the palate. Toast and nutmeg come into view on the lengthy finish. Very compelling" Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

"Juicy ripe fruits on the nose, with a loose knit structure, old school style and delivers depth and complexity" International Wine Challenge 2017 London

"Full, bright ruby, it is finely scented and vibrantly fruity, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, fine-grained tannins and obvious potential" Winestate Magazine

A vibrant purple with pink hues in the glass, this Pinot Noir is perfumed with red and black cherry fruit, violets, spice and dried herbs with a touch of vanilla and smoke. Lush, supple red fruit present on the palate with leather, tobacco and hints of chocolate. This wine has ample silky, fine grained tannins, a fresh and vibrant acidity and a long mineral finish. It's truly something special.

The growing season started off wel, with good soil moisture left over from winter. A cool start to October stalled growth, but a dose of rainfall coupled with a warm spell helped growth improve immensely in November. A very calm spring in regard to wind and consistently warm temperatures during flowering and fruit set made for an excellent start to crop growth. Late in December, the temperatures cooled down for about 6 weeks until the end of January (one of the coldest on record). The season picked up some heat in the latter part of sumer with a warmer and drier than average autumn. Harvest kicked off a little earlier than average. The overall fruit quality was especially prevelant due to the low late season rainfall.

Wild Earth have selected clones 5 and 115 to produce this first ‘Special Edition’ Pinot Noir. The fruit was hand harvested on 21st and 27th March 2014. The fruit was then destemmed into stainless steel tanks before being innoculated with selected wine yeasts to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for 7.5 months of which approximately 24% was new oak.


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