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Picnic Pinot Noir - 2006

About the wine

Picnic Wine

The label shows the proprietor's grandparents picnicking at Karitane Beach, Otago circa 1919. The jovial chap with a pipe is Sidney Neill, importer of French wines, among other things. The poor little blighter in the Toulouse-Latrec tie is Dermot Neill, then aged 4 years. Also in the foreground is Gwladys Neill, formidable matriarch and avid picnicker. In the background and weighing 20 lbs Gertrude Elworthy (nee Neill), the proprietor's esteemed aunt.

Sourced from throughout the Central Otago region our Picnic Pinot Noir 2006 is again a diminutive approachable wine ideal for every day enjoyment – well we do!

Tasting Notes

Aromas of redcurrant, dark chocolate and spice lead to a warm soft but elegant texture on the palette with a delicate lingering finish. Drink: 2007 - 2010

Viticulturalist: Richard Flatman

Winemaker: Dean Shaw

Available: June 2007

Drink: 2007 - 2010

Export: Australia; Canada; USA

Reviews & Awards

Gourmet Traveller WINE, Nick Stock
Value and Style
From the South Island’s pinot haven, Central Otago, the 2006 Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir is hard to pass up for value and style, showing plenty of lifted fragrance and bright pinot characters. It shines on the palate with ripe cherry fruit and neatly proportioned tannins that drive even and long, brightened by acidity and lifting through the finish.
National Post, Canada Margaret Swaine
Easy to enjoy
A Central Otago charmer that’s easy to enjoy, this could be served slightly chilled to emphasize the freshness. It does have structure and silky tannins, but really it’s all about soft ripe red berries with a hint of spice and funk. It’s perfect with grilled veal chop or pork tenderloin.
Otago Daily Times, Charmian Smith
Charm of youth
Two Paddocks has made three stylish pinots this year – the stylish, charming Two Paddocks First Paddock 2006 (4 Stars); the oaky textural Two Paddocks Central Otago Pinot Noir (31/2 Stars), but for drinking now, the Picnic has the charm of youth with lots of fruit nicely balanced with a hint of spice, and a good finish.
Wine NZ Magazine
Deep colour
Deep colour, showing some early development. Funky notes on the nose.  Palate is of moderate intensity with some depth and rather firm tannins.

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