This 'blanc de noir' – a white (or rather faintly pink) Central Otago wine – is estate-grown at Cromwell. It is made from hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes; the juice is held briefly in contact with the skins and then fermented in tanks. The 2020 vintage (3.5*) has the barest hint of pink. Enjoyable young, it is lively, with good depth of delicate strawberry and spice flavours, a gentle touch of tannin, fresh acidity and an off-dry (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish.
Variety: Branded and Other White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022