Wild Earth Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016


The ‘Wild Earth’ brand was established by Quintin Quider when he established Pinot Noir vineyards in Bannockburn and Lowburn in 1998 and 1999 with the purpose of producing first-class Central Otago Pinot Noir. Along his journey, Quintin expanded his range to include white wines, and he has employed many of the best-known winemakers in the region to make his wine. What is remarkable is that the quality of the Pinot Noir wines, especially from the Bannockburn site, has been very consistent, despite winemaker signature. Quintin attributes much of this result to the clone 10/5 vines planted there. Quintin has since sold his vineyard holdings and runs a successful restaurant-cellar door-catering business on Kawarau Gorge, selling his wines made from contracted fruit. He still obtains Pinot Noir fruit from his original Felton Road-sited vineyard, and this remains in my opinion his most consistent best wine. Quintin has Jen Parr as his winemaker. Here, I review the 2016 Wild Earth Pinot Noir. ww.wwildearthwines.co.nz


  • Wild Earth Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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