Burn Cottage 2015 Pinot Noir
Winery : Burn Cottage
The property was purchased by Marquis & Dianne Sauvage in 2002 with the first plantings in 2003. Claire Mulholland (ex Martinborough and Amisfield) and consultant Ted Lemon (of California's Littorai) look after the winemaking with a lot of input into viticulture too. The vineyard is run on biodynamic lines - 'At Burn Cottage we believe in minimal intervention winemaking. Our task is to discover the genius of the site and of the individual vineyard blocks within and to allow the wines to reveal it. We believe in minimizing sulfur usage and avoiding all additives whenever possible. We avoid the use of cultured yeasts, bacteria, associated nutrient products and filters. We avoid racking whenever possible and do wine work according to lunar and celestial rhythms.'
2015 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir: Ted Lemon, winemaker & consultant - 'As is customary, this is composed of a range of Pinot Noir clones from a range of best-performing blocks for the vintage across the Burn Cottage site. The fruit, of which 31% went in as whole bunches, spent an average of 17 days in the fermenter before maturation in French oak (19% new) from the Damy and Mercurey cooperages.
Wonderfully complex aromas of fern leaf, rhubarb, potpourri and rose petal contrast with more mineral notes of dust, graphite and gravel. The palate possesses a lovely sweet attack and melts into supple, fine tannins which need a few years to completely marry to the wine. Nevertheless, the overall impression is silky and sensual. Excellent acidity lends great vibrancy to the palate and the wine ends on a long, lingering finish. The rich, silky completeness shows the great potential of this property. Cellaring for up to 8-10 years.'
*Mixed Pinots 6 Pack $399 + FREE FREIGHT contains 2 each 2015 Burn Cottage Pinot, 2015 Moonlight Race Pinot & 2015 Cashburn Pinot Noir