Driven Snow Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $39.99
If you’re wondering why this wine is a touch cloudier than your normal, commercial-grade, supermarket pinot noir, fret not. In fact, be happy, because it’s evidence of a wine that’s been crafted without fining or filtration, processes that some winemakers believe scan strip some of the original flavour intensity from the wine. Grown in Bannockburn and shepherded into the bottle by winemaker Theo Coles, this pinot noir has a wildness about it. Smoked cherry, tweaks of tamarillo and redcurrant combine with frisky tannins and a long, youthfully savoury finish.