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Paddons Paddock Pinot Noir

The wine: Choose from the 2018 or 2019 vintage of our Paddons Paddock Pinot Noir.

Our 2018 vintage features lithe bright redcurrant, bramble and spicy aromatics, giving way to an elegantly textured mouthfeel showing a fine mineral thread with great persistence and poise.

Our 2019 bottle celebrates bright redcurrant, spice and Black Doris plum aromatics, giving way to an elegant gorgeously textured palate, showing poise, finesse and drive.

The story: The Central Otago region is of course well-known for Pinot Noirs – and considering that the first commercial bottling of Pinot Noir in New Zealand was only in 1987, we’re fast appearing on the global map with over 10,000 million litres of New Zealand Pinot Noir being exported in twelve months last year!

There are excellent wineries from Wānaka to Cromwell, Queenstown to Luggate – but we wanted to make the best Central Otago Pinot Noir we possibly could. Our Paddons Paddock Pinot Noir ages for a year in barrels, then sits in a bottle for six months before it’s ready to enjoy.

The winemaker: Our Pinot Noir is the speciality of Central Otago legendary winemaker Dean Shaw. Dean has been making wine with grapes from more than a dozen different vineyards for 18 years, which probably makes him one of the most experienced winemakers in the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes areas. He started his education in New Zealand before traveling to France where he studied winemaking in Burgundy, Austria and South Africa, and has worked with a number of Central Otago and Queenstown wineries.

The ideal pairing: Pinot Noir is very easy-going when it comes to pairing with food – it can make everyone happy! Enjoy it with light dishes like chicken or heavier foods like red meat.

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