DUNBAR ESTATES Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Bright red vibrant fruit with a subtle dried herb and mineral aromatic profile, leading to an elegant textural palate. A lovely soft palate with raspberry and redcurrant flavours and a hint of thyme. A wonderful expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir. Luscious and fruit focussed.

Harvest date: 30 March and 05 Aril 2016
In 15% new oak


The 2016 grape harvest was one of the shortest and consequently one of the most intense harvests ever experienced in Central Otago. The growing season started at around the normal time for bud burst and then, following a period of intense heat, there was an early start to flowering which was both short and successful. Veraison – or ripening – also started at the usual time but it was quite protracted. Pinot Noir Clones: 115, 5, 777 & Abel were harvested on 30/03/2016 & 05/04/2016. 15% new oak with a reasonable portion of 2015 barrels. Contains traces of the traditional fining agent Albumin.

Winemaker: Dean Shaw.