The Writer’s Block ‘Novella’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Brendan Seal makes small volumes of wines from selected parcels of fruit from single vineyards in Central Otago. The aim is to express the character or terroir of the vineyard sites while incorporating winemaking techniques that will enhance the nature of the wine. Operating out of his Packspur Wine Studio, he has released a number of very interesting and enjoyable wines under ‘The Writer’s Block’ label since he set up his business in 2013.

Brendan has now introduced the ‘Novella’ label with a Pinot Noir from the 2014 vintage. Deviating from his single vineyard approach, he trialled an experimental blend from different vineyard sites, naming the wine ‘Novella’, as "it told a different story from the others, not of a single vineyard, but instead a reflection of the vintage across the region as a whole”. This may be the beginning of an additional approach to the wines from Brendan Seal. I review the wine here.


  • The Writer’s Block ‘Novella’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

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