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The First Paddock, Gibbston 2021

Tasting Notes

Begonia, spice, wild herb and blue fruit aromatics on the nose, leads into a mineral infused palate showing elegance, great texture and depth.

About the Wine

“We grow our premium Two Paddocks Pinot Noir entirely on our four small Vineyards in Central Otago. In some exceptional vintages, listening carefully, we realize that one of these may have something extraordinary to say in its own right. It is only then that we will make one of these very rare single vineyard wines.” Sam Neill, Proprietor

The First Paddock is our original much loved Two Paddocks vineyard. Planted in 1993, it is now one of the older blocks in Central Otago. Superbly situated in the midst of upper Gibbston, planted in carefully selected Burgundian clone pinot noir vines and meticulously tended. This is a thoughtfully crafted expression of our foundation site.

WinemakerDean Shaw
ViticulturistMike Wing
BottledMarch 2022
Cellaring10 Years

Reviews & Awards

GOLD95 Points
From a cool sub-region although the floral/berry-fruit flavours are physiologically ripe and and deliciously accessible. Silken-textured wine with a core of sweet fruit balanced by gentle acidity and fine, ripe tannins. Elegant wine. Drinking 2023-2030
James Suckling
94 Points
Energetic and lively red fruits of strawberries, cranberries and rose petals followed by ground cloves, tea leaves and crushed rocks. Medium- to full-bodied with crisp acidity and firm yet finely-grained tannins. Plenty of fruit. Very precisely framed and focused. Lingering toasty finish. Open. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

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PO Box 506
Alexandra 9340
Central Otago
New Zealand


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