The ‘Wild Earth’ brand was established by Quintin Quider when he established Pinot Noir vineyards in Bannockburn and Lowburn in 1998 and 1999 with the purpose of producing first-class Central Otago Pinot Noir. Along his journey, Quintin expanded his range to include white wines, and he has employed many of the best-known winemakers in the region to make his wine.Quintin has since created The Stoker Bistro and Bar, where he offers a broad range of wines made from various fruit sources, with his wild food creations cooked in the famous ‘The Stoaker’ barrel. Jen Parr has been his contracted winemaker since 2015.
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Wild Earth Chardonnay 2019, Central OtagoChardonnay from New Zealand - OtagoReview Date : 10-Jun-2020Bright, light yellow with a slight green hue, youthful. The nose is elegantly presented with notes of white peaches, citrus zest along of aromas of melted butter, raw almonds, and a dusting of delicate spices underlying crushed rocks minerality. The palate is poise with a soft and fresh taut of acidity, hauling ripened peaches, citrus fruit and zest, entwined with a slight nuttiness and subtle spices. Medium-bodied, creamy and light palate, balanced by the soft and lively acidity. The complexing crunchy mineral element is adding another layer of interest. This is an elegantly presented, complex Chardonnay with multi-layers of interest; lively acidity flows on a creamy palate leads to a long and mineral finish. Match with poultry and pork sausages over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from a single vineyard on Bendigo Terrace, a mix of clones 548, Mendoza and 809. Whole bunch pressed, full solid, wild fermented to 13% alc. Aged 10 months in French oak, 15% new, minimal battonage, full MLF. 18+/20pts June 2020 RRP $35