2019 Amisfield Central Otago Breakneck Pinot Noir
Amisfield was established in 1988, a Central Otago based specialist producer of pinot noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on the estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin. This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old. A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. This wine is made from 9 clones of pinot noir and grown on several different soil types, adding complexity to the wine.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Made from a selection of the best barrels from the Pisa subregion. Supremely elegant pinot noir with violet, plum, spice and subtle savoury flavours supported by fine, ripe tannins. Accessible now but with the potential to develop well with bottle age. 15 JUL 2021." Drink 2021 - 2030
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS
"Complex and specific with aromas of a rugged Bendigo countryside - rocky, savoury and real. Dark cherry and spicy raspberry, plum and stony mineral layers. A toasty lightly smoked woody scents adds complexity. Firm, youthful and tense on the palate, a young wine with flavours of red berries and red currant, baking spices of oak, firm tannins and plenty of acidity. There’s also lot of texture as well reminding me this wine deserves cellar time to bring all the elements and attributes closer together. Best drinking from 2023 through 2030+. I’m keen to experience this wine again in 12 months." Drink 2023 - 2030+
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