The 2013 Pinot Noir from Burn Cottage has incredible aromatics of plum, blackberry, orange zest and spice with a wonderful vibrancy and richness. The tannins are beautifully integrated and the finish is simply endless. This is a wine that definitely leaves you wanting more...
97 Points / 5 Stars - Bob Campbell - Burn Cottage's fifth vintage reveals their strength and consistency. They got off to a flying start with an immensely seductive 2009 and have maintained a string of gold medal wines ever since. While lacking the flamboyant fruit and silkiness of the 2009 vintage this beautifully constructed wine gets a tick in every box. It is seamless, concentrated and teasingly restrained giving just a glimpse of what it will have to offer after bottle development. Classy wine with a great future.
Burn Cottage's fifth vintage reveals their strength and consistency. They got off to a flying start with an immenseley seductive 2009 and have maintained a string of gold medal wines ever since. While lacking the flamboyant fruit and silkiness of the 2009 vintage this beautifully constructed wine gets a tick in every box. It is seamless, concentrated and teasingly restained giving just a glimpse of what it will have to offer after bottle development. Classy wine with a great future.
A relatively new kid on the block, Burn Cottage is the brainchild of the larger than life character, Marquis Sauvage. Marquis and his wife Dianne were on their way back from a trip to the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, when they stumbled across the stunning region and a location set in the foothills of the Pisa Range in Central Otago (New Zealand). In January 2002 they purchased the property at an auction, not knowing that several other prominent winemakers had been interested in the site for quite some time.
The Sauvage Family also own the celebrated Koehler Ruprecht estate in the Pfalz region of Germany as well as farming cattle, cotton and wheat in Oberlin, Kansas and in Australia. With this farming knowledge the Sauvages are able to appreciate the importance of time and soil quality, especially in a new agricultural venture. They brought in winemaker Ted Lemon, (of Littorai fame) and with his experience in vineyard development he established the property with biodynamic principals, a path that has been followed with great commitment and enthusiasm – especially considering that in 2002 Burn Cottage was the only estate to be farming in this way in Central Otago. With 6 vintages under its belt, Burn Cottage still only produces one wine, its Pinot Noir, but it is one truly great wine. They have also begun to plant small amounts of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling (the Grüner Veltliner planting is from the first generation of this variety released in New Zealand) so we are looking forward to many more great things to come from this winery…
Central Otago is a beautiful and powerful place situated on the South Island of New Zealand with land dominated by rivers and mountains and shaped by glaciers. Part of the Otago region, the climate here goes from one extreme to the other and is the coldest yet driest part of the country which allows for a deep concentration of fruit flavours in the grapes. In this region vines are planted in desert conditions, however the plethora of rivers running through make it ideal for vineyard irrigation. Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir all grow incredibly well in this area.
Riedel Veritas New World Pinot Noir (2 Glasses)
Enjoy your favourite wine the way it was meant to taste with these wonderful lead crystal creations from Riedel, which are shaped according to the character of the wine in order to enhance its rich, aromatic flavours.
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