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Two Paddocks 'Picnic' Pinot Noir 2013

Central Otago, New Zealand

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€28.00 €24.00

Perky and bright with a relatively pale colour and lifted aromas of redcurrants, bramble and violets. The midweight wash is lively and satin like, with tangy flavours of cranberry, beetroot and black tea. Nervy style that shows lovely balance and length.

Enjoy on its own or try with charcuterie, terrines or other cold meats.

Two Paddocks is a small, family winery that is dedicated to making great wine. Established in 1993 by actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm etc), its initial ambitions were modest - "I wanted to produce a good Pinot that would, at the very least, be enjoyed by my family and friends. Frankly, my friends will pretty much drink anything, so this didn't seem too hard" - but have grown over time as the quality of the product became apparent.

Central Otago, in New Zealand's South Island, is the world's most southerly wine region. In this dramatically-beautiful landscape (tourist hotspot Queenstown is nearby), Pinot Noir makes up three-quarters of plantings. Wineries are dotted around several unofficial subregions: Alexandra, Gibbston, Wanaka and the Cromwell Basin. The climate is strongly continental, with a large 'diurnal variation' - temperature swing between daytime high and nighttime low - that helps to produce grapes of superb quality.

€28.00 €24.00
Alcohol: 13%
Style: Juicy, fruity, supple
Closure: Screwtop
Drink by: 2023


Irish Examiner

Leslie Williams

*Best value over €15

"Approachable fruity style with ripe cherries and raspberries with some earthy Pinot character on the finish."

Food & Wine (Ireland)

"Sweet strawberry fruit, super juicy...a lovely hit of pure Pinot flavour."

Irish Times

John Wilson

"Recommended!" (January 2013)

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