Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir

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Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir

Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Carrick Unravelled is our early drinking offering for Pinot Noir lovers. The name references the Carrick Bend our symbol of the union between our people and the land, here it is a metaphor for the more relaxed style of this wine. It's essentially a declassification of wine from the Carrick vineyards, so has all the care and attention of the other Pinots, but bottled earlier with less new oak.


The vineyard is tended by hand, allowing for careful management of individual vines, throughout the season. Each parcel is fermented separately in open top fermenters and undergoes wild, indigenous yeast, spontaneous ferments. It is a premium wine made from predominantly Dijon clones on various rootstocks, from vines planted in 1996.

Matured in French oak barrique for 8 months, with 9% new oak, the Unravelled is light-bodied and finely structured. The 2018 has lovely flow, with cherry and black plum notes, as well as some subtle spice. We enjoy this as our day to day dinner wine.


Origin: Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: March 2018
Bottled: January 2019
Cases: 6500 x 6 bottle cases 

Organically certified since 2008, by Biogro to EU equivalence.


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