Pinot Noir

nevis bluff Pinot Noir


Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape to cultivate that grows best in cooler climates, hence the growing reputation for quality in the Central Otago region. Our terroir produces fruit that is intensely coloured and brimming with flavour. This fruit creates stunning wines with black fruit characteristics and richly perfumed wines, which are typical of Central Otago.

2013 Vintage

Brooding blackcurrent and spice aromatics with violet and underbrush characters. This is followed by a warm rich, elegant palate which shows great textural flow, good density and a soft strong finish.

Tasting Notes

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Historic taste notes

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Downloadpinotnoir_2006.pdf (PDF / 63.53 KB)

International Wine Challenge 2017

Silver Medal

Lovely elegance with a delicate, balanced presence. Beautiful red berry fruit and gentle forest floor notes.

May 2017

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

5 Stars

Superbly complex and savoury, this engaging pinot shows lifted aromas of dried cherry, smoked game, mushroom and warm spice on the nose with hints of cedar and thyme. The palate is concentrated and delightfully fruited with silky texture and spicy undertones, finishing persistent and refined. A beautifully maturing pinot with elegance and intrigue. At its best: now to 2020.
March 2018