Carrick 2012 Chardonnay and ‘Unravelled’ Pinot Noir

Situated in the Cairnmuir district of Bannockburn, Central Otago, Carrick produces distinctive styles of white and red wines that add to the subtle diversity of the area. Steve Green and Barbara Robertson established their vineyards in 1993 and are continually coming to understand the land and how the vines interact with it. The conversion to BioGro certified organic status by the work of viticulturist Blair Deaker has no doubt enabled a greater clarity of expression, and this is celebrated by winemaker Francis Hutt, who talks about how the sandy wind-blown loess soils may result in whites with pronounced minerality and reds with a unique tannin profile. Francis completed the vinification of the 2011 wines at Carrick, and has seen the wines from 2012 from the ground up. As he continues his journey at Carrick, he’ll be able to better define the properties of the soil. Here, I review the 2012 Chardonnay and ‘Unravelled’ Pinot Noir. www.carrick.co.nz


  • Carrick Bannockburn Central Otago Chardonnay 2012
  • Carrick ‘Unravelled’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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