The Carrick Wines
- The Carrick Wines
- All Wines
We are a small winery with a focus on Organic farming and Pinot Noir. We grow everything we make and make all of our wines on site. Our oldest vines on our property are now 25 years old and many are planted on their own roots. Our aim is to make wines which are expressive of our place and the season. We therefore carefully select each bunch that comes into the winery and only use native vineyard yeasts to ferment our wines. Barrel ageing is also a key component in many of our wines and provides further layers and complexity.
The Death of Von Tempsky
Carinmuir Vineyard, Bannockburn, Central Otago
The Death of Von Tempsky was a wine born of the label, an artwork that the original owner of Carrick, Steve Green, admired. It speaks of a contrast between ancient themes in a modern setting. From which the lines of this wine were formed. An ancient concept of fermenting grapes whole and allowing time for the wine to develop on it’s own, in a modern winery.
The Von Tempsky, is a natural wine made from Riesling bunches, left un-pressed for 170 days on skins in this case. It’s a skinsy, phenolic white wine, with plenty of sediment. Bottled by hand at the winery under natural cork, and with a beeswax seal. Unfined, unfiltered, no additions, just grapes fermented to wine.
Pot de Fleur
The Pot de Fleur is a 100% whole-bunch Pinot Noir, named after the small flower pot shaped fermenters we use. Building on this we work with self-taught NZ artist Margarita Vovna who designed this unique label - the textured background is a reproduction of the paper which Margarita creates from up-cycling Guadalupe County ranchers flannel.
- Case Special -
2019 Bannockburn Riesling
We make a total of four different Rieslings at Carrick. The Bannockburn Riesling is our most “classic” in style, sitting somewhere in the middle of Josephine’s pristine fruit aromatics and lush mouthfeel, and the Dry’s lean acidity.
90/100 Bob Campbell MW - Medium-dry Riesling with lime, apricot, white flowers, and subtle mandarin flavours. A hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by fruity acidity to give an appealing tension. Very approachable, but no rush. Drink 2020-2027.