Burn Cottage 2018 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Burn Cottage
Marquis & Dianne Sauvage planted their vines in 2003 at the foot of the Pisa Range in the Cromwell sub-region of Central Otago. Ted Lemon of California's Littorai provided consultancy advice with regard to site selection and biodynamic practices. Claire Mulholland is the Burn Cottage winemaker.
From the first vintages the wines have received enthusiastic praise from consumers and critics alike, catapulted into the stratosphere of NZ Pinot Noir.
2018 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir: ‘From the Burn Cottage vineyard in Cromwell. 16% whole clusters. Lovely savoury dry-herb and dark-earth tones partner with bright red fruits, a hint of citrus and warm spice. Initially restrained, the wine unfolds with energy, focus and layers of complexity. Silky, ripe tannins and fine mineral acidity extend throughout the palate. Showing wonderful texture, layers and completeness, we expect this wine to have a cellaring potential of 8-10 years.’ Claire Mulholland
2018 Burn Cottage 'Sauvage' Pinot Noir: This is a new addition to the Burn Cottage range. From vines planted in Bannockburn in 1999 on the north-east side of Felton Road. ‘Enticing aromas of spice, mushrooms, and dark red fruits accompany earth and herb tones. The palate shows wonderful elegance and focus, supported by a textural core, with fine lengthy tannins driving persistence. Expected cellaring 7-10 years.’ Claire Mulholland