Wine Collection

  • ’16 ISLA RESERVE PINOT NOIR

    $69.00$828.00
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    A new member of the Mount Michael Family – both in wine and in namesake.  Isla is our Premium Reserve Pinot Noir and is named after a granddaughter made in the same vintage.

    Made with pristine fruit from the Bendigo, the hottest Sub-region in Central Otago this boutique wine has a firm nose of ripe, dark red fruits with herbaceous elements that unfold into nutty and distinctive oak aromas. Rich and luscious on the palate with concentrated dark berries, plum and liquorice, fine tannins and balanced acidity. This is a serious Pinot Noir, a treat to drink now but your patience will be rewarded with further cellaring.

    Only 115 cases of this wine were made and spent 12 months in French oak before further cellaring for release in April 2019.

    2017 Pure Elite Gold Medal Winner – Air New Zealand Wine Awards

     

  • ’14 BESSIE’S BLOCK PINOT NOIR

    $69.00$828.00
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    2014 marks 10 years of making our premium reserve wine ‘Bessie’s Block Pinot Noir’. We have now retired the name sake of ‘Bessie’ who was vineyard supervisor and fox terrier of legend for many years.

    Having aged this wine in our library it is now drinking wonderfully. This wine shows a complex nose of dark fruits and sweet spices. Perfect Lowburn fruit has provided a riper style of Pinot Noir that reflects the stunning 2014 summer in Central Otago. With well-integrated tannin, an endless finish and a purity of fruit, the 2014 Bessie’s Block offers the chance to taste a beautifully made Central Otago Pinot Noir in its absolute prime.

  • ’17 MOUNT MICHAEL PINOT NOIR

    $42.00$504.00
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    Mount Michael Pinot Noir is our premium Estate wine.

    Showing an elegant nose of bright fruits and cloves. The grapes have been hand harvested from a single Bendigo vineyard site with the rock reflected heat from this special sub-region, delivering a powerful wine with deep voluptuous berries, mushroom and a savoury back palette.

    Made in tiny quantities and aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine is drinking beautifully now but you will be rewarded with further cellaring.

  • ’19 PINOT ROSE

    $28.50$342.00
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    Extended time on its skins has led to a wine with impressive length and structure with a little more dept in flavour.

    With more restraint on the nose the 2019 Mount Michael Rose shows what the darker side Rose is capable of. With blue fruits and a broad, textured palate this Rose is definitely more serious and a mouth filling wine that offers a look at what is possible with Rose when it has more substance.

  • ’18 PINOT GRIS

    $28.50$342.00
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    Complex and instantly engaging aromas of grapefruit, fresh pear, citrus blossom and white pepper. This complexity continues on the palate with an intense core of pristine fruit carried along by mouth watering minerality and supported by great texture. The 2018 vintage has delivered a wine with energy and purity, perfect balance and a wonderfully long finish. Partial barrel fermentation gives the wine a touch of spice and depth of weight and body. The perfect summer wine the 2018 Mount Michael Pinot Gris is a versatile food pairing.

  • ’17 THE MOUNTAINEER PINOT NOIR

    $29.99$359.88
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    “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” – Sir Ed Hillary

    The Mountaineer Pinot Noir pays homage to the pioneering spirit and sense of adventure displayed by mountain climbers confronting the forces of nature and celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the New Zealand Southern Alps.The preparation, passion and commitment necessary to grow and make Pinot Noir in Central Otago mirrors the challenges faced by these pioneering mountaineers.

    The Mountaineer Pinot Noir is crafted from premium Central Otago fruit, sourced from a single vineyard selected for its bright fruit and balance. Share in the spirit of The Mountaineer with friends on your next adventure.

    Gold – New Zealand International Wine Show
    Gold – New World, Premium New Zealand Selection
    4.5 Stars Sam Kim

  • ’19 THE MOUNTAINEER PINOT GRIS

    $24.99$299.88
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    “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” – Sir Ed Hillary

    The Mountaineer Pinot Gris pays homage to the pioneering spirit and sense of adventure displayed by mountain climbers confronting the forces of nature and celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the New Zealand Southern Alps. The preparation, passion and commitment necessary to grow and make Pinot Gris in Central Otago mirrors the challenges faced by these pioneering mountaineers.

    Fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to capture the vivid fruit the result is a balanced wine that will make a versatile food pairing.
    Impressive aromas of fresh grapefruit and citrus are the precursors to a Pinot Gris that is crisp, clean and refreshing. Mouth watering purity and length are perfectly balanced with juicy fruit weight.
    A wine with real transparency and obvious links to its origins this Pinot Gris is the 2019 Central Otago summer caught in a bottle.

    5 Stars – Sam Kim Wine Orbit
    SILVER – New World Wine Awards
    Vegan Friendly

  • ’19 THE MOUNTAINEER ROSE

    $24.99$299.88
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    “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” – Sir Ed Hillary

    The Mountaineer Rose pays homage to the pioneering spirit and sense of adventure displayed by mountain climbers confronting the forces of nature and celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the New Zealand Southern Alps. The preparation, passion and commitment necessary to grow and make wines in Central Otago mirrors the challenges faced by these pioneering mountaineers.

    Classic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose nose of intense strawberries and cream. Bursting with fruit intensity this Rose is packed with strawberry, crunchy apricot and ripe stone fruit flavours. A Rose made for instant enjoyment, the length and fruit weight reflect the quality of fruit used to craft this perfect summer wine. Serve well chilled on a hot summer’s day.

    GOLD – New World Wine Awards.
    4.5 Star – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
    Vegan Friendly