Carrick The Magnetic Pinot Noir

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Carrick The Magnetic Pinot Noir

Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Named after a Kawarau River gold dredge, the Carrick Magnetic Pinot Noir is a single block, single variety and single clone wine. Unique and interesting it is only sold direct to customers through our cellar door and wine club. The clone is Abel, said to be a cutting smuggled into the country from a famed Burgundian estate and subsequently confiscated by one Malcolm Abel. Moonlighting as a winemaker in his spare time, Abel a customs officer saw the potential in the cutting and decided to propagate the clone. It is this unique chain of events which then ultimately lead us to plant the Abel clone on a small 0.34ha plot in 2008.


Single block, single clone, small batch Pinot Noir – intense, long and complete. With succulent fruit characters of blackberry, cherry coulis and blueberry. Well-rounded ripe tannins and notes of black pepper and autumn leaves add complexity to the palate.

Fermented in tank, then barreled down to just 5 neutral French oak barrels for 11 months. 100% Abel Clone Pinot Noir.

Origin: Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: Apr 2017
Bottled: Mar 2018
Cases: 90 x 6 bottle cases

Organically certified since 2008, by Biogro to EU equivalence.

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