Domain Road Paradise Pinot Noir 2014 (12 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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Overview

Our Paradise Pinot Noir is a reserve wine made to reflect the best of the vintage. Only 900 bottles are produced from Barrel selections which are carefully aged before release.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) 5 Stars, 96 pts. "The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and roundness, beautifully enhanced by flowing mouthful and silky tannins. The wine is flavoursome and engaging with elegant structure, finishing extremely long and fine".

Bob Campbell - Gold Ribbon, 5 stars and 95pts.

Winery Tasting Notes

The fruit was carefully hand harvested on the 8th & 9th April 2014, and was destemmed into a stainless steel tank and left to cold soak before fermenting. The Paradise Reserve portion of this wine was a barrel selection and was aged in three French oak barriques for 13 months, of which a third was new oak.

Colour

Our 2014 Paradise Pinot Noir is medium purple with purple hues.

Aroma

The wine has fragrant aromas of dark cherry, violets and potpourri on the nose with hints of mushroom and cedar.

Palate

Sweet black cherry and plum flavours show on the palate with savoury notes of leather and spice. A rich, concentrated wine with dense fine grained tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Vintage
2014
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Domain Road Vineyard is a privately owned vineyard producing award-winning red and white wines. It is located in Bannockburn, Central Otago, next to the popular Bannockburn Domain Camping Ground.

The original 6.5 hectares of vines expanded in 2011 with the addition of another 10 hectares of land adjacent to Felton Road vineyard. This has been planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.

Domain Road Vineyard's owners Graeme and Gillian Crosbie and their families have had a long association with the area. Graeme’s great grandfather built gold dredges up in the Nevis, while Gillian’s mother was a teacher at the local school for a short time. They have owned a house in Bannockburn for 25 years, and holidayed there for many years prior to that. Fascinated by the growth of vineyards and the wines they produced, the pair decided to try their hand at developing their own vineyard when an old apricot orchard in nearby Domain Road was for sale. In 2002, the land was purchased, cleared and planted in Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling grapes.

The Gold Rush Days

The now tiny settlement of Bannockburn was an important and bustling town during the gold rush of the 1860s. Domain Road Vineyard overlooks an historic area known as ‘The Sluicings’ (photo above) where stunning land formations are a legacy of the gold mining activity. This area can be explored either on foot or mountain bike, following the paths through the Department of Conservation reserve.

On the section of the vineyard land that was once mined for gold, the Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling grapes are thriving, while the Pinot Noir grows on land undisturbed by gold mining activity. The historic rammed-earth gold miner’s cottage built during the 1880s has been restored and improved in recent years, returning it to a warm and comfortable family home.

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