Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2018

 

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Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2018

Blackcurrant, mocha, char, spice and wild herb aromatics lead to an elegant textural wine. This
wine has great poise, tension and drive.

Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2018

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 estate vineyards in the
Alexandra, Gibbston and Bannockburn sub-regions of Central Otago. 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.
Vintage Comment:
After a very mild winter the soil temperature at the beginning of Spring was warmer than usual
resulting in a solid growth start with reasonable bud burst conditions. The fruit set (bunch
formation) was in the first week of December and was relatively consistent. This set up a
reasonable and balanced crop load across the vineyard blocks. After this period ‘The Wind’
started and was relentless until the start of March, when thankfully the more typical warm and
dry late summer weather patterns of Central Otago were experienced until harvest in April.
Winemakers Notes:
Hand harvested, 95% 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 for a 10 month maturation in
predominantly older oak, before racking and bottling.
Central Otago Sub-regional composition: 32% Gibbston, 31% Alexandra, 18% Alexandra,
19% Bannockburn
Blackcurrant, mocha, char, spice and wild herb aromatics lead to an elegant textural wine. This
wine has great poise, tension and drive.
pH 3.60 TA 6.0 g/l Alc 13.0 %
Proprietor: Sam Neill Viticulturist: Mike Wing Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Bottled: November 2017 Production: 2150 cases Cellaring: 2017– 2022

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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