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 people and 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 hand-harvested and undergoes a wild fermentation, in tank, before being pressed and barreled down. Care is taken to monitor and adjust cap management to the unique conditions of each ferment. Made from predominantly Dijon clones on various rootstocks, from vines planted in 1996.


Origin: Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: March & April 2019
Additions: Sulphur Dioxide (PMS), Yeast Hulls
Filtration and/or Fining: No Fining, Coarse Filtration
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
TSO2 at bottling: 48mg/L
Bottled: February 2020
Cases: 5500 x 6 bottle cases

Matured in French oak barrique for 8 months, with 7% new oak, the Unravelled is a light-bodied and finely structured Pinot Noir. The 2019 has lovely balance, with red plum, rhubarb and raspberry coulis notes, as well as hints of liquorice and clove. We enjoy this as our everyday drinking wine.

Soft, plush, delicious.

Organically certified since 2008, to EU equivalence.


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