Burn Cottage ‘Moonlight Race’ Pinot Noir 2016


With around 11 ha of vineyard in the Lowburn district of Central Otago, of which 10.24 ha is planted to Pinot Noir, Burn Cottage was always going to be a boutique winegrowing operation. One of the benefits of course is that the size has allowed a close monitoring of the plants and enable the biodynamic regimes to be put into place effectively. With the quality of the Burn Cottage Pinot Noir immediately appreciated from the inaugural 2009 vintage, the demand for the wine was global. In 2014, Burn Cottage introduced the ‘Moonlight Race’ label, which incorporated fruit from nearby vineyards managed sustainably or organically. This wine was well received and has alleviated the pressures of market demands to some degree. Earlier this year, Burn Cottage announced they had purchased an established 5.8 ha vineyard on Felton Road in Bannockburn which will further increase blending options and potentially give a single vineyard wine. Growth is slow, but steady at Burn Cottage, but you can be assured that Marquis Sauvage, Ted Lemon, Claire Mulholland and Shane Livingston are doing it right. Here, I review the new 2016 ‘Moonlight Race’ Pinot Noir. www.burncottage.com


  • Burn Cottage ‘Moonlight Race’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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