The Carrick Wines
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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 -
2018 Bannockburn Pinot Noir - case
Bannockburn, Central Otago
This wine is an integral part of what we do and a wine that we feel represents the strong connection we have with our land. The fruit comes from a parcel of vines which are entirely grown on their own roots and are the oldest vines we have on the property, planted in 1994.
Winestate, 4 1/2 stars - Certified organic, this estate-grown red was hand-picked from 25 year-old vines and matured for nine months in French oak barrels (20% new). Weighty and sweet-fruited, it is a sturdy young wine, with generous cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing very good complexity, and supple tannins. Best drinking 2023+. $50 (A, UK) September/ October 2021 issue.
Cam Douglas, MS - 94 points, excellent - Very enticing bouquet with aromas of ripe red berry fruits, warm clay, silty chalk soil scents, sweet French oak barrel with mild toasty wood smoke aromas, wild red flower and raspberry. Equally complex on the palate with flavours of red berries and spicy plum, mineral soils and barrel spices of toasty wood. Firm tannins and acidity enhance a savoury complexity adding mouthfeel and length. Youthful and still developing, but drinking well now especially with food. Ideal drinking window from 2022 through 2028.