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"Racy acidity provides freshness & balance" Candice Chow

"A gorgeously weighted & rounded palate that displays flowing mouthfeel & silky tannins" Wine Orbit

Pair with roasted pheasant glazed with sweet maple syrup, honey or fruit preserves

Wild Earth Reserve 'Earth and Sky' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

$49.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $299.94 6 Btls, $260.82
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 19/20 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded Silver Medal Vegan Wine
Wild Earth Reserve 'Earth and Sky' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Wild Earth Reserve 'Earth and Sky' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

A smooth-textured and appealing red with a strong varietal and regional identity
$49.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $299.94 6 Btls, $260.82

Accolades

Awarded 5 Stars

Michael Cooper, Winestate

Awarded 96/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Awarded 93/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 93/100 Points

Rebecca Gibb MW, Mar 2021

Awarded 19/20 Points & 5 Stars

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Jul 2020 

Awarded Silver Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2020

Description

  • Lush red berries
  • Savoury & spicy nuances
  • Silky tannins
  • French oak

"Already very approachable, this seductive red was grown at three sites in Bannockburn, matured in French oak barriques (22% new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered.  Bright ruby, with a very fragrant, savoury bouquet, it is mouthfilling and supple, with impressive delicacy, complexity, harmony and length" Michael Cooper, Winestate

"Offering grace and sophistication, this stunning rendition shows dark cherry, violet, thyme, toasted almond and subtle spice aromas on the nose, leading to a gorgeously weighted and rounded palate that displays flowing mouthfeel and silky tannins. It's complex and multi-layered with sweet fruit and engaging savoury nuances, finishing impressively long and refined" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2020

"Bright, even, medium ruby-red with a black tinge. The nose is gently soft with aromas of sweet plums, black cherries, interweaved thyme and dill; along with a dusting of oak spices. The palate is elegantly soft, medium-bodied. Racy acidity provides freshness and balance to dark shaded plums and cherries; melded with dark herbs and fragrance oak spices, flows to a long and fine finish. Supple tannin extraction of fine-grained oak and whole-bunches, silky and dusty with a good grip, extended the palate to a broader dimension. There are some liquorice and savoury detail as it aerated, unfolding subtle interest. This is an elegantly soft Pinot Noir with flavours of dark cherries and plums, thyme and delicate spice detail on a supple, silky tannin structure line. Match with quail and duck over the next 5-8 years. Best grape selections from three vineyards in Bannockburn. Around 15% whole-bunch. Aged 12 months in French oak, 22% new, the rest are 2-5-year-old barriques. 13% alc. Unfined, unfiltered" Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Jul 2020

"Delivering a high level of fruit concentration, suggestive of low yields, this is a Pinot that's received a lot of attention. Expect damson skin, anise, tea leaf and cinnamon in this savory yet herbal style. The tannins are well handled, coating the palate with a cloak of gravelly grain and providing a satisfying finish. Fresh and persistent" Rebecca Gibb MW, Mar 2021

"From the Bannockburn subregion, this is an elegant, supple pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, violet, thyme, anise and subtle nutty oak flavours. A smooth-textured and appealing red with a strong varietal and regional identity" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

"Ripe, fruity, varietal and very pretty bouquet with aromas of sweet scented roses, fresh raspberry and plum then a mix of toasty newer oak and wood spices. Overall youthful and very expressive on the nose. Equally fresh and youthful on the palate with first ripe wood and fruit tannins, medium+ acidity and contrasting core of fruit flavours. Give this wine some time to completely harmonise - with best drinking from late 2021 through 2026" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

A seductive nose of cherry, plum, lilac, incense, cedar, earth loam and wild thyme. This is an elegant expression of the Bannockburn sub-region with lovely red and blue fruit, camphor and florals supported by fine tannins that are intricately woven around a fresh acidity. This Pinot Noir is laden with perfume and intricate detail, expressing a gracefulness that is the hallmark of great sites in a cooler growing season. This wine is a pleasure to drink young but will continue to develop for a decade or so, making it a great option for the cellar.

Only the very best grapes from the vineyards in the well renowned Bannockburn area are selected to produce this 'Earth and Sky' Pinot Noir 2019.

The wine is a blend of three Bannockburn vineyards rangin from ten to nineteen years old. One of the sites is planted on the sandier soils or Cairnmuir Road and the other tow border on the Bannockburn Sluicings, a distinctive geographic landmark that is steeped in mining history. The grapes from these vineyards were fermented separately with a range of 0-50% whole clusters with the resulting blend having around 15% whole clusters which aids the tannin structure and aromatics of the wine. The total time on skins ranging from 21-25 days. The wine was aged in fine grain French oak: 22% new and the rest in 2-5 year old barriques for approximately 12 months. The wine was bottle unfined and unfiltered.

Vegan friendly.

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