Kiwi Pinot is a bit like French cheese, it’s a bit of a no-brainer. The climate, soil, and cool temperatures give The Land of The Long Green Cloud a natural affinity for the variety. The Nanny Goat is no exception, everything from its colour (ruby red and purple, as nice to look at as it is to drink) to the lingering flavour profile hints at seriously savvy winemaking. And for the price it’s a fair bargain.
There’s a suggestion of wet green bramble and earth spices on the nose that opens up to a core of red and black fruit, leather, and a subtle floral elements. The tannins have been well integrated here resulting in a soft and supple texture where flavours of dark cherries, red fruit, dried herbs and cocoa are seamlessly blended together.
Drink now, drink later, its up to you.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: ☆☆☆☆½ - Winestate Magazine "Delicious already, this is a deeply coloured, mouthfilling, supple red with generous cherry, plum and spice flavours. Showing good freshness and vigour, it’s gently seasoned with oak, in a savoury, complex style with a rich, smooth finish. Drink now or cellar."
2013 Vintage: GOLD - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 SILVER - International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2014 SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 PURE BRONZE - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
2010 Vintage: 92 Points - Tyson Stelzer "Vine age elevates pinot noir more dramatically than any other varietal, and magical things are happening here as the vines reach ten years of age. Purposely more elegant in style, it leads out with subtle violet perfume. The palate is finely textured and chalky, with impressive length and accuracy of dark cherry and plum fruits, accented with herbal complexity."
From the Winery
The name “Nanny Goat Vineyard” stuck, as it seemed to be a fair reflection of our determination to succeed, adapt and thrive in the rugged and often extreme climates of Central Otago – much like the nimble and sure footed wild goats of the region have done before us.
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Winemaker: Alan Peters Oswald
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 13.7 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $18,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)