Lowburn Ferry ‘Home Block’ Pinot Noir 2018
From the 2.7 hectare Home Block on the Manata Vineyard in Central Otago, first planted in 2000, with Burgundian clones. French barriques for ten months, 35% new. The wine is a barrel selection. Only 214 six-packs made.
The pale red colour belies the explosion of flavour to follow. Mushrooms, spices, dry herbs, dark berries, some compost notes (in a good way). Even with all that, it is more complex and subtle than many Pinots from Central Otago. Juicy acidity, a seamless style with excellent length. Good future.