’14 BESSIE’S BLOCK PINOT NOIR$62.00 – $744.00
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.
’15 PINOT NOIR$42.00 – $504.00
An elegant nose showing 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. Supple and smooth tannins, this wine has aged gracefully to produce a silky Pinot Noir with great line and length.
This wine is ready to drink now and would benefit from allowing time to breath. You will be rewarded with time and patience.
’18 PINOT GRIS$27.50 – $330.00
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.
’18 PINOT ROSE$27.50 – $330.00
Intensely fragrant on the nose the 2018 Rose shows a more serious side with strawberry preserve and subtle wild thyme. Extended time on skins has led to a Rose with real body and concentration, while the sweetness of the strawberry is balanced perfectly by bright acidity. Elegantly proportioned and showing more complexity than previous years this is a Rose to savour.
The Mountaineer 2016 Pinot Noir$28.00 – $336.00
“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.