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Picnic Pinot Noir - 2021

Tasting Notes

Dark brooding, elegant and fleshy with a tight tensile profile showing great depth and drive. Whilst wine is approachable in its youth, it will be well rewarded with cellaring for 3-8 years.

About the Wine

Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sidney Neill – Wine Merchant, on the label, Picnic is our perennial favourite – the wine to enjoy every day and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Pinot Noir. 

This fruit was sourced from Two Paddock’s own estate vineyards in the Alexandra, Gibbston and Bannockburn sub-regions of Central Otago. Picnic Pinot Noir is made in a diminutive style aimed to reflect the characters that Central Otago Pinot does so very well.

 

Vintage Comments

Vintage 2021 was characterised by climatic variation extremes throughout spring and early summer and then developing into a fantastic finish, with a long stable mid-summer / autumn warm period, right up to and over harvest. At the start of the season, a cold winter continued into a dry warm spring with steady vine shoot growth.

The grapes flowered over December 2020, which was warmer than last year but with intermittent rain that resulted in only half the vineyard blocks achieving desired crop loads. The first week of January saw a significant rain event and that set the vineyards up with optimum soil moisture levels for the rest of the season. There was some typical early and late in the season frost fighting, but the vine canopies stayed resilient and green with harvest staring a week earlier than typical on the 30th of March and finishing on the 22nd April.

PH Level3.5
Total Acidity6.2g/l
Alcohol13%
BottledFebruary 2022
Cellaring2024 -2028
ViticulturistMike Wing
WinemakerDean Shaw

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