Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 23, 2022By Yvonne

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $45 Just 300 cases were made of this unfined, unfiltered pinot noir and as soon as word gets out on how spice-stacked and characterful it is, I imagine they’ll be down to zero cases pretty quick. Vibrant, energetic and laced with tamarillo and dark cherry complexity on the … Read More

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 13, 2022By Yvonne

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $75 With aromas that remind me of the lush, leafy, mossy scent of walking through native bush after it’s rained, this pinot is awash with forest floor earthiness, black tea, tamarillo and concentrated cherry characters. Bright, fleshy, energetic and stylishly crafted, it’s delicious in its youth and … Read More

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

October 28, 2021By Yvonne

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $45 A bumper 2017 harvest means that finally there’s more Folding Hill pinot noir to go around than previous vintages and that’s an excellent thing. This year the pinot has less of the meaty, earthy, savoury tones of the 2016 and more of the blueberry, tamarillo and spice … Read More

Folding Hill Orchard Block Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

October 28, 2021By Yvonne

Folding Hill Orchard Block Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 $45 Just 80 cases were made of this smooth, silky pinot noir, which grows in a small block next door to an orchard of cider apple trees. Wild fermented and matured in oak barrels for 20 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, this is a … Read More

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

August 8, 2021By Yvonne

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $69 If soft, pillowy, savoury, meaty notes in your pinot noir is what gets your juices flowing then get out the fluffy towels because this wine will have you leaking all over the place. Fabulous forest floor and mushroomy layers cloak wild cherry, black tea, pepper and … Read More

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Central Otago Blanc de Blancs 2015

January 6, 2021By Yvonne

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Central Otago Blanc de Blancs 2015 $79 This is the flagship sparkling wine in the Quartz Reef portfolio, only crafted when the fruit is absolutely perfect and the gods sprinkle fairy dust and fabulousness on the vintage. Produced from 100% certified organic and biodynamic chardonnay by winemaker Rudi Bauer and his … Read More

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

March 4, 2020By Yvonne

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $38 Neck of the Woods is the brainchild of AJ Johnson, a long-time television industry professional who got the wine bug bad and set about securing sites that’d deliver pinot noir that wasn’t “mass-produced sh*t”.  This vintage hails from two Bendigo vineyards, one on a flat … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

January 11, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $75 “We hold back our Reserve Pinot Noir so it’s always an ‘aged’ release” say Misha and Andy Wilkinson of their flagship pinot noir.  Released six years from harvest, the Verismo is a butterfly.  Unfurling slick, rainbow wings of flavour, cherry, blueberry, caramelised spices, baked tamarillo and … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

January 11, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $45 Crafted from a mixture of UCD5, 777, 115, 4 and Abel clones, this Bendigo-grown pinot noir has personality plus.  Youthful, yet complex cherry, dark berry and gamey notes erupt from the glass and do the wild thing with layers of slippery, stretchy tannins to … Read More

Lamont Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

March 7, 2019By Yvonne

Lamont Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $27 Produced from 100% pinot noir grown in the Chinaman’s Terrace vineyard in Bendigo, this rosé holds nothing back.  Pinker than a freshly slapped cheek, this wine smells of creaming soda and red liquorice, watermelon gelato and those red loveheart lollies in your two dollar mixture from the … Read More