Two Paddocks Pinot Noirs
Winery : Two Paddocks
Proprietor and actor Sam Neill started modestly with plantings in Gibbston in 1993. In 1999 further vines were planted in Earnsclough and Alexandria, Central Otago's most southern sub-region. The purchase of Fusilier Vineyard in Bannockburn in 2013 added a fourth Central Otago site to the Two Paddocks real estate.
2018 Two Paddocks Pinot Noir: A blend of all Two Paddocks' estate vineyards in Alexandra, Gibbston and Bannockburn. Spice and orange rind, as well as black currant. The medium-weight framework works well with the red berry fruits and touches of savoury oak on the palate. Textured pinot noir.
2018 Two Paddocks Pinot Rose: From a single pinot clone off the Last Chance vineyard in the Earnscleugh Valley. Fruity, full flavoured rose but clean and dry. It is delicious right to the last drop in the bottle, the flavours never cloy. The Two Paddocks team are very proud of this rose, and it is a personal favourite of the Proprietor.
2017 Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir: Spicy and smoky red fruits on the nose. Punchy/vibrant/juicy, pomegranate and red cherry. Exceptionally refreshing.
2016 Proprietor's Reserve The Fusilier Pinot Noir: Bob Campbell 96 points. Situated in Bannockburn, the vineyard is named for Sam Neill's father who ran the family's wine merchant business Neill & Co. Vibrant and incredibly persistent with a prelude of pinot silkiness to come.
2014 Proprietor's Reserve The Fusilier Pinot Noir: Combines aromas of violet with dark cherry and wowed with its rich, smooth and silky flow over the palate.