Burn Cottage Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Burn Cottage Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

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Burn Cottage Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir 

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Vintage: 2020

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Pinot Noir

ABV: 14%

On the nose, layers of aromatic redcurrant, bright cherry and floral notes are underpinned by savoury hints of tea, earth and fern. The palate is vibrant and focused, supported with seamless balance. The concentrated flavours are well-balanced with silky, fine-grained tannins and crunchy acidity, bringing great finesse to this wine.

In order to select the best sites for their Pinot Noir, they dug 60 soil pits and subsequently selected ten clones to plant on five different rootstocks tailored to the different soil profiles. Burn Cottage is distinguished in Central Otago as the first and only estate in the region to have practised biodynamics since day one. This was Ted Lemon’s one stipulation for his involvement. The winemaking at Burn Cottage is best described as ‘minimal intervention’. There is no addition of yeasts or bacteria for fermentations, with minimal sulphur use and no filtration before bottling.

Burn Cottage refers to the name of the road on which this 28 hectare property sits in Lowburn, Central Otago. The estate was once a sheep paddock until it was purchased by Marquis Sauvage in 2002. Marquis enlisted Ted Lemon of Sonoma Coast’s famous Littorai as their winemaker and together they decided to plant Pinot Noir in 2003. Six years later, they released their first wine.