Pisa Range Estate Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir 2014

$58.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Classy and elegant, not as voluptuous as usual, but with good plum, dark cherry, malt, wood smoke and savoury, earthy characters. More oak than usual, perhaps more obvious with slightly less fruit intensity. Good cellaring potential. 94 points 4 stars, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine June/July 2016.
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Brand Pisa Range Estate
Vintage 2014

Central Otago Wines

Central Otago is a unique wine region for New Zealand as it does not grow any of the country's famous Sauvignon Blanc but also unique globally for being the most southerly commercial wine region in the world. The region is famous for its fruity and full-bodied Pinot Noir with about ¾ of all vineyards in the region growing this grape variety. One of our favourite Pinot Noir regions here at World Wine.

Central Otago is the only region in New Zealand with a truly continental climate, with large daily and seasonal temperature extremes. At 300m in elevation, vineyards are protected from the cold ocean winds by high mountains reaching 3700m. The soils are also different to the rest of the country, with heavy deposits of rough-edged mica and other metamorphic schists in silt loams.

Historically, the subregion of Bannockburn has seen the most success. However, the region has seen significant growth in recent years and other sub regions are also flourishing.

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