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.
Once again our perennial favourite – the wine we enjoy everyday! With fruit sourced from Two Paddock’s three vineyards and supplemented with fruit from throughout the greater Central Otago region, our Picnic Pinot Noir 2007 is made in a diminutive style suggesting approachability and value for money, although our winemaker advises enjoy in moderation! As in previous vintages, it’s already racing out the Cellar Door.
Tasting Notes: Dusty, wild blackberry, vanilla and redcurrant aromatics lead to a silky, elegant layered mouth feel with an intense blackfruit and spice mid-palate, leading to a warm lengthy finish.
Viticulturalist: Richard Flatman
Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Cellar: Drink now or to 2013
Available: New Zealand; Australia; United Kingdom; United States; Ontario, Canada; Hong Kong
Sale of Liquor License Ref: OF129
Licence No. 67/OFF/30/2022
Expires 24th August 2025