Pinot Noir 'Burn Cottage Vyd', Burn Cottage

This is the flagship wine from Burn Cottage; the 100% estate vineyard Pinot Noir. The label is a derivative of a 1795 fairy tale called “The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily” which represents the ideal intersection of people and the land reflected in Biodynamics.

Vinification: Native yeasts, 13% whole cluster fermentation, aged in French oak (25% new)

Vintage Report: They experienced a mild winter, and after an initially dry spring, a good amount of rain followed. An early bud-burst was followed by cooler periods, aside from brief heat spikes in November. Windy conditions started in November. December was relatively cool, and flowering a little patchy. In January they experienced lower than average growing degree days and above average rainfall. Cool, mild conditions prevailed through to mid-February, with nights often dipping below 10 degrees Celsius. Wind continued to be a challenge throughout the season and vine canopies were quite low in vigour. By late February the temperatures lifted and veraison went well. Crops were low due to the flowering conditions, however ripening progressed well, with harvest commencing in late March.

New Zealand
Central Otago
Pinot Noir
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic