2021 Shaky Bridge Pioneer Central Otago Pinot Noir
In 1973 Bill and Gill Grant first planted their Lake Dunstan property to Muller Thurgau and Chasselas vines. But some years later they heard of Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir arriving in the country, and soon they were among the first to plant these now-staple Central Otago crops. Many of these vines were planted in sandy soils, which provide resistance to phylloxera, so certain of Shaky Bridge’s vineyards offer an extremely rare chance to taste Pinot Noir from gnarled old vines growing on their original rootstock. With a long-term commitment to quality and hands-on artisanship in both vineyard and winery, Shaky Bridge are one of the region’s most consistent achievers, making well-chosen varietals that are always vibrant but elegant and full of Central Otago character.
What The Critics Say
94/100 and 5 Stars Sam Kim
"This is immediately appealing on the nose showing dark cherry, roasted nut, game, warm mushroom and rich floral aromas. The palate delivers terrific weight and richness, splendidly supported by velvety texture and layers of polished tannins. Graceful and harmonious with an impressive long silky finish. At its best: now to 2030."
|2023 - 2028
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