The first single vineyard wine off the 19 year old Sauvage Vineyard vines in Bannockburn (Central Otago).
"This wine compromises a mix of clones from different areas within our site. Enticing aromas of spice, mushrooms, and dark red fruits accompany earth and herb tones. The palate shows wonderful elegance and focus, supported by a textural core, with fine lengthy tannins driving persistence. Expected cellaring 7-10 years." Winemaker's notes.
"This is the first single vineyard release from the Sauvage vineyard in Bannockburn. Vine age 19 years. It’s a wonderfully layered pinot noir with dark cherry, violet, dried herb, wild thyme and baked earth flavours. A delicious wine that promises to develop well with bottle age. (Cork)" 96 points. Bob Campbell MW and NZ wine guru.