Misha’s Vineyard Cantata Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $30

The good folk at Misha’s Vineyard have explained that a ‘Cantata’ is taken from the Italian word ‘cantere’, which means ‘to sing’.  It’s a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment apparently, and rather more complex than “I Wanna Be Sedated” (which was a great song by the Ramones, but hardly a mathematical masterpiece).  But back to the wine.  It’s chock full of baked rhubarb, wild strawberry and cherry flavours, the spices are fresh and frisky and the tannins are fleshy and smooth.  Very approachable and packed with personality.