I reckon The Hunting Lodge wanted to capture Central Otago in a nutshell with this one. After many attempts, they likely realised glass bottles were a bit more airtight… Ok… moving on…
It’s a really plush, robust style, full of plummy juiciness and soft, dry herbs. There’s nutmeg, violets and pot pourri lurking in the background, too, that’ll begin to show their faces more in time. It’s super-supple and very easy drinking, living up to everything you’d want from an Otago pinot at this price, and then some. Really cracking stuff!
“It is sweetly fragrant and inviting on the nose showing dark cherry, cranberry, cedar, smoked game and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is fleshy and supple. The wine delivers terrific fruit richness and intensity, wonderfully complemented by velvety mouthfeel and seductive savoury undertones. At its best: 2019 to 2023.”
Full price $39.00 from the winery on 10 July 2019.
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- Central Otago
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Serving Temp.
From the producer
The quintessence of Central Otago Pinot Noir – powerful and seductive. Hand-reared on the North-facing slopes of Bendigo, one of the warmer sub-regions in Central Otago, the semi-continental climate and free-draining silt and gravel soils produce vivid and concentrated flavours. This is a wine with broad shoulders yet soft hands that have laid out a fruit feast. You will be greeted with black cherry, red plum and vanilla bean on the nose. Ripe boysenberry and cream flavours adorn a rich and rounded mid-palate that finishes with subtle notes of cocoa and cloves. The oak is restrained, and the tannins assert their presence but are soft and inviting. A complex fruit bomb with a serious demeanour and silky, svelte structure. A wine that truly screams more!
Central Otago is the New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, hot summers, cool nights and low rainfall, and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, which covers 80% of plantings. The rest is mainly planted to Chardonnay, with smatterings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Expect character and intensity as the hallmarks of this marginal region.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Slow Cooked Casserole
- 800g chuck steak, diced
- 4 Desiree potatoes, cubed
- 4 carrots, trimmed, sliced
- 415g can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 cup gravy powder
- Crusty bread, to serve
- Preheat oven to 130°C. Place meat, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and tomato paste into an ovenproof casserole dish. Mix well to combine.
- Cover with a lid. Bake for 3 hours 45 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking.
- Remove casserole from oven. Gradually add gravy powder, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Return to oven. Cook, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes.
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