Moonlight Race Pinot Noir by Burn Cottage
Winery : Burn Cottage
The name Moonlight Race comes from a waterway which passes through the Burn Cottage property. These water channels were created during early European settlement to bring water down from the mountains. The Moonlight Race ebbs and flows throughout the seasons, echoing the cyclical waxing and waning of the moon.
2018 Moonlight Race Pinot Noir: ‘The wine is a 50:50 blend from our Burn Cottage Vineyard in Cromwell and Sauvage Vineyard in Bannockburn… The ferments contained 15% whole bunches, and the wine was matured in oak barrels (19% new)... Wonderful savoury and herb tones are supported by spice, red fruit, pepper and mineral complexity. Supple and elegant, the wine is focused with a lovely freshness and fine smooth tannin extending the palate. Cellaring potential to seven years.’ Claire Mulholland, winemaker