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Wild Earth ‘Deep Cove’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

30 January,2018

Deep Cove is a secondary label of Wild Earth Wines, the Central Otago wine venture of Quintin Quider. Quintin established the brand after planting vines in Lowburn and Bannockburn in 1998 and 1999, and quickly gained fame for his Pinot Noirs, made by a number of different, but high profile winemakers in the region. Quintin has since sold his vineyards, but continues to draw fruit from them, and other sites, to make his high quality wines which are sold at his cellar door, restaurant and catering business. Here, I review the 2014 ‘Deep Cove’ Pinot Noir made by Peter Bartle at VinPro. www.wildearthwines.co.nz

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Wild Earth ‘Deep Cove’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Otago

17/20

Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with light purple tints on the rim. The nose is redolent of dark-red cherry and berry fruits harmoniously melded with fragrant violet florals and thyme herbs, unfolding nuances of spicy and nutty oak. The aromatics show with good depth. Medium-bodied, the palate is moderately concentrated with fresh and lively fruit flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with fresh and dark herbs. The fruit is sweetly rich and enlivened by soft, but fresh acidity, and underlined by supple, grainy tannins providing light textures and grip. The flavours recede a little as they carry to a lingering finish of cherries and herbs. This is a fresh and vibrant, lively dark-red cherry fruited Pinot Noir with fresh herb notes on a supple, light textured palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from Lowburn, destemmed and fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 6.5 months in 19% new oak. Winemaker: Peter Bartle. 17.0/20 Jan 2018 RRP $26.95

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