Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir - Central Otago

Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2020 - Central Otago

Vintage: 2020 | Type: Reds | Producer: Two Paddocks
Region: New Zealand South Island
Alc: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

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Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sidney Neill – Wine Merchant, on the label, Picnic is our perennial favourite – the wine to enjoy everyday and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Pinot Noir.  This fruit was sourced from Two Paddock’s own vineyards in Alexandra and Gibbston and Bannockburn. Picnic Pinot Noir is made in a diminutive style aimed to reflect the characters that Central Otago Pinot does so very well – black and red cherry fruit, spice and a generosity that keeps you reaching for the next sip.

Hand harvested, 97% de-stemmed and given 5-7 days pre-fermentation cold maceration. After an indigenous ferment the wine is given another 5-7 days post ferment time on skins. Wine is then transferred to 1-4 year old French medium toast barriques (7% new oak) for a 9 month maturation in predominantly older oak, before racking and bottling.

Dark fruit with violet and red currant aromatics lead to a seductive elegant textural driven mouthfeel. This wine has a great fruit driven profile supported by fine elegant derived tannins.

Ageability; Drink now and up to 6 years. This wine will drink well in its youth but has the potential to age.

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Founded in 1993 with a small 2ha vineyard in Gibbston Valley, we now have a total of 15 ha with a further two vineyards in the Alexandra Basin. Our focus is primarily on Pinot Noir, but we also produce a small quantity of Riesling. Our Two Paddocks single vineyard wines, First Paddock and Last Chance Pinot Noirs are all estate grown, whilst Picnic, our diminutive second label, is a regional Central Otago blend. We are dedicated to sustainable product1ion, with our vineyards managed under SWNZ certification. Winemaker: Dean Shaw, The Central Otago Wine Company.

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