Mount Dottrel was the second label from Mitre Rocks, now no longer in business. Mitre Rocks vineyard is situated on the lower slopes of Central Otago’s Pisa Range, below the nearby Mitre Rocks formation. The vines grow in glacial schist – low- fertility, alluvial soils typical of the Cromwell Basin. It is a cool climate of continental extremes – hot, dry summers with cool, dry autumns that promote intense flavour development in fruit. The vineyard is intensively and carefully managed by award-winning viticulturists Robin and James Dicey of Grape Vision Ltd. The vines are hand thinned and leaf plucked from low-density vine plantings of Pinot Noir clones 5, 6, 115, 667 and 777 under the direction of award winning winemaker Carol Bunn.
What The Critics Say
93/100 Sam Kim
"Engaging, complex and fragrant, the richly savoury bouquet shows spiced cherry, smoked game, toasted almond and truffle aromas, leading to a beautifully layered palate that is delightfully fruited and generously textured. The wine shows lovely maturity and harmony, offering rich mouthfeel and plenty of seductive spicy/savoury flavours. Aug 2017."
17.5-/20 Raymond Chan
"Even red colour with some garnet hues, a little lighter on the edge. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with firm aromas of dark-red cherry fruit entwined with dark herbs and subtle stalk elements, unfolding some earthy and nutty notes and a little lift. Some savoury secondary aromas are emerging. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with sweetly rich and juicy flavours of dark cherries with subtle notes of dark herbs, along with some savoury secondary earthy and nutty elements. The fruit is up-front forms a well-bound succulent core, and is supported by grainy tannin extraction and grip, with lacy acidity ending energy. The wine carries to a nuanced, savoury finish with a drying line. This is a juicy and rich up-front Pinot Noir with cherry fruit and savoury herb, earth and nutty secondary development on a grainy palate with good energy and a dry finish. Serve with coq au vin, casseroles and game meat over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Mitre Rocks’ vineyard, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in one-third new oak. 17.5-/20 Sep 2018 " (Tasted 2018) Drink by 2022
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