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Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

16 August,2017
Adam Peren has had a long involvement with the Central Otago wine industry, originally a director of Peregrine, but setting up his own 6.5 ha vineyard in 1999 in Lowburn to pursue single vineyard wine expressions. The site, named for his daughters, is planted to Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. He believes that bottle age is especially beneficial if not essential for the full expression of vineyard and wine character. The vineyard is tended viticulturally under contract, and the very experienced Jen Parr makes the wines. Here, I review the 2015 Two Sisters Pinot Noir.


Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Otago

Ruby-red colour with a little depth, lighter on the edge with purple tints. The nose is elegant in proportion and tightly concentrated with a core showing an amalgam of dark-red berry fruit and dark-red florals, savoury earthy notes and nutty oak. This is firm in presentation. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a firmly packed core of savoury dark-red berry fruit entwined with dark herbs, earthy elements and nutty oak. Red florals emerge to provide lift and aromatics. The mouthfeel has a firm structure with fresh acidity enhancing the flow and linearity, and the wine leads to a long, lingering savoury red fruited and nutty finish. This is a firm and concentrated Pinot Noir with savoury dark-red berry fruit, herbal and earthy notes and nutty oak. Match with roasted game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6+ years. Clones 10/5, 5 and 115, hand-picked and fermented to 14.2% alc. with approx. 20% whole bunches, the wine aged 11.5 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Aug 2017 RRP $50.00
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