Two Paddocks Presale Offer: Best price this year, 3 days only
Ever since we introduced Sam Neill’s Two Paddocks wines to Ireland 3 years ago, it’s fair to say demand has well and truly outstripped supply.
The Hollywood star’s boutique Central Otago vineyards and winery are just that – small and exquisite! – but ever since receiving Outstanding Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2012 demand globally for this small producer has soared.
Playing up on his Irish roots, we’ve sweet-talked Sam into a new allocation to hopefully see us through to Christmas.
At the start of September the new vintages will land. We’ve 2013 Picnic Pinot Noir, 2013 Two Paddocks Pinot Noir, 2014 Picnic Riesling and a ridiculously small allocation of the single vineyardFirst Paddock and Last Chance Pinot Noirs.
We’re offering a presale 6 for 5 on the Picnic and Two Paddocks wines, equivalent to 17% off a minimum of 6 bottles. Note that these wines will not be discounted again this year as stocks are so limited.
Wines are due into our Naas warehouse in the first week of September and will be dispatched immediately to pre-order customers. Prices include delivery.
Offer ends Friday 5th August.
The flagship from Two Paddocks – an estate grown, barrel selection produced from three small Neill family vineyards in Central Otago. As in the vineyard, the wine is handcrafted using traditional methods including a 25% whole bunch indigenous fermentation and hand plunging. It is then matured in French barriques for 11 months, using a mix of older and new (25%) barrels.
5 Stars – “Bold and expressive bouquet that captures the scents of plush and juicy ripe red fruit, a dry stone and schist-like minerality and Otago sweet air laced with new and older oak. On the palate – dry, but immediately juicy with red fruit and plenty of acidity; medium-fine tannins add texture and complexity; longish finish, expertly crafted.” – Cameron Douglas MS, TheShout NZ, March 2015
Bottle price €39. Presale 6 for 5 offer = €195 (€32.50 per bottle).
Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sydney 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. 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.
91-92 Points – “This has a wealth of bright cherry and pomegranate fruit and is really vibrant, primary, energetic and full of life. The palate has strawberry, raspberry and plum compote flavours; light, easy tannins; and a neat, chiseled finish. Drink now.” – James Suckling.com, May 26th, 2015, Nick Stock – Contributing Editor
Bottle price €28. Presale 6 for 5 offer = €140 (€23.33 per bottle).
The Picnic Riesling is made in dry style, the flavours and minerality are so pure, and the acidity so well judged, that the overall effect is clean and refreshing.
Fragrant and feminine with gorgeous aromas of spicy ginger, lime juice and pineapple, the intensely-flavoured, mineral-driven palate is classically zingy, with piercing, laser-sharp flavours of candied citrus, honey and grapefruit. Just 11.5% ABV, too, so perfect for drinkers who like to watch their alcohol intake.
“Stone fruit and spice aromatics followed by a supple and superbly textured mouth-feel. This wine displays great density and persistence. Hand harvested.” – Dean Shaw, Winemaker.
Just 460 cases produced.
Bottle price €24. Presale 6 for 5 offer = €120 (€20 per bottle).
Two Paddocks: The MAXiMOViE™
As well as making outstanding wines, Sam and his “cru” not unsurprisingly share an interest in film-making.
“On occasion make little movies. We see them as MAXiMOViES™ but in fact they are little, extremely modest microdoodles. They are just tiny things, but we hope you enjoy them.
Our resident Frenchman this year, Jeremie Sery, is also a budding filmmaker. (Jeremie Sery oddly enough translates as Orson Wells in French, by the way — I know, what are the odds?) Jeremy has made a vintage movie of Vintage 2015. He has titled it, obscurely, Vintage 2015.
Filmed in ALL FOUR of our vineyards, it is a something of a miracle. Or miracle as they say in France. Bravo Jeremie! Merci Beaucoup! We love it.”
And so do we…