Pinot Noir, Burn Cottage (Biodynamic/Natural)
Central Otago, New Zealand - 2014
The 2010 vintage from Burn Cottage is opening up nicely and the fruit is deliciously ripe without masking the appealing savoury notes. Some whole-bunch fermentation gives the wine an earthy, fresh dimension with hints of mushrooms and green pepper. A definite minerality comes through in a lovely structure, with good acidity. This should age well - the tannins are nicely integrated in the palate but fairly substantial, the acidity is bright, lending both liveliness and authority to the long finish on the wine. Cellaring potential 5+ years.
In the stunning setting of Central Otago, Burn Cottage is a pioneering estate and has already been recognised as one of New Zealand’s top producers. Crafting wines with minimum intervention and sulphur usage, all additives and cultured yeasts are avoided, and work is carried out biodynamically. Individual vineyard plots are treated uniquely, in order to allow the vines and the fruit to express the characteristics of the soil.