The wine has expressive aromas of fresh berries, wildflowers and herbs. On the palate, the wine is rich, supple and approachable, its succulent berry fruit creating a long, juicy finish.
Sourced completely from hillside vineyards in Central Otagoís Cromwell Basin and Gibbston Valley, the grapes for this sustainably grown Pinot Noir come from sites with variations in elevation, soil structure and composition, resulting in fruit from each parcel with its own complexity and character. The vines are Dijon and Pommard clones which produce a juicy style and forward flavors. The grapes are primarily hand harvested and completely destemmed, then fermented in small, open-top, stainless steel fermenters with indigenous yeasts. The wine is matured on the fine lees in oak barrels before fining, filtration and bottling.
|This wine pairs with most game, lamb and duck.
|Wild Rock is a collaboration of New Zealandís most acclaimed winemaking team--Steve Smith MW and Craggy Range Winery.