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. This Pinot Noir was harvested from nine different clones on five different blocks of the vineyard; 240-310 meters above sea level. The wine fermented with 31% whole clusters and aged in 19% new French oak from the Mercurey & Damy cooperages. Certified Biodynamic. 13.5% ABV.
Press & Reviews
The medium to full-bodied 2015 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir offers up aromas of roses, ripe cherries, crushed stone and subtle hints of pencil shavings. Despite 31% whole clusters and 19% new oak, neither is readily apparent on the nose at this stage. On the palate, there's a sense of restrained fruit coupled with wiry, herbal, tea-like nuances that add complexity and texture, extending through a long, silky finish. This remarkable property remains at the forefront of Central Otago Pinot Noir producers.