Nevis Bluff Pinot Noir 2015

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Sam Kim
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NBPN201511 UCAU
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Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape to cultivate that grows best in cooler climates, hence the growing reputation for quality in the Central Otago region. Our terroir produces fruit that is intensely coloured and brimming with flavour. This fruit creates stunning wines with black fruit characteristics and richly perfumed wines, which are typical of Central Otago. THis Pinot Noir has rich, ripe red and black fruit notes with spice and dark brooding aromatics. This is followed by a lush, warm texture. Nevis Bluff Wines are made by Dean Shaw of The Central Otago Wine Company (COWCo) in Cromwell. Dean is an extremely talented character with an absolute passion for Pinot Noir. With a post graduate degree in Viticulture and Wine Science from Lincoln University in Canterbury, Dean first came to Central Otago to work at Rippon Vineyard with Clotilde Chauvet in 1994 and 1995. He then spent two years at Giesen Wine Estate (Canterbury, NZ) working for Rudi Bauer. He also worked at Blackridge Estate in Alexandra before settling in Cromwell. Like most New Zealand winemakers, Dean continues to spend most of our winters immersing himself in the winemaking regions of Champagne, Burgundy, Alsace and South Africa. This travel has augmented his New Zealand education and experience and cu(more...)
Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape to cultivate that grows best in cooler climates, hence the growing reputation for quality in the Central Otago region. Our terroir produces fruit that is intensely coloured and brimming with flavour. This fruit creates stunning wines with black fruit characteristics and richly perfumed wines, which are typical of Central Otago. THis Pinot Noir has rich, ripe red and black fruit notes with spice and dark brooding aromatics. This is followed by a lush, warm texture. Nevis Bluff Wines are made by Dean Shaw of The Central Otago Wine Company (COWCo) in Cromwell. Dean is an extremely talented character with an absolute passion for Pinot Noir. With a post graduate degree in Viticulture and Wine Science from Lincoln University in Canterbury, Dean first came to Central Otago to work at Rippon Vineyard with Clotilde Chauvet in 1994 and 1995. He then spent two years at Giesen Wine Estate (Canterbury, NZ) working for Rudi Bauer. He also worked at Blackridge Estate in Alexandra before settling in Cromwell. Like most New Zealand winemakers, Dean continues to spend most of our winters immersing himself in the winemaking regions of Champagne, Burgundy, Alsace and South Africa. This travel has augmented his New Zealand education and experience and cu(more...)

Scores & Reviews

5 / 5

Sam Kim

Superbly complex and savoury, this engaging pinot shows lifted aromas of dried cherry, smoked game, mushroom and warm spice on the nose with hints of cedar and thyme. The palate is concentrated and delightfully fruited with silky texture and spicy undertones, finishing persistent and refined. A beautifully maturing pinot with elegance and intrigue. At its best: now to 2020.