In a nutshell:
A fresh and fruity organic Pinot Noir from actor Sam Neill's Two Paddocks winery.
A blend of Sam Neill's four Central Otago Pinot Noir vineyards this wine is the flagship of the Two Paddocks estate, an organically grown barrel selection. Most of the work in the vineyards is done by hand and the wine is made using traditional methods including 25% whole bunch, which adds wonderful bright fruit flavours and a vibrancy to the wine. The wine is matured in a mix of old and new French oak. 2018 was a warm vintage and harvest was early resulting in a forward and rich wine with blackcurrant, red plum and spicy aromatics. A dense and persistent textured mouthfeel but balanced with good acidity.
When to drink:
One of those wines you can happily drink just on its own. Great with white meat or slightly chilled in summer to have with lunch.