Overview of the Wine
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Pisa mountain range, Amisfield is one of the largest single estate vineyards in Central Otago.
Spurred on by fond memories of childhood holidays in Central Otago, Amisfield founder John Darby was determined to master this breathtaking yet often unforgiving high country, convinced that this dramatic landscape presented the perfect environment for cool-climate viticulture.
After an exhaustive search he discovered Amisfield Farm, formerly a merino sheep station. The first vines were planted in 1999 and they continue to thrive in this continental climate with its cold winters, hot summers and low rainfall.
We recently completed the 5 year process of converting all of our vines to organic viticulture and were named as Organic Vineyard of the Year 2020 as part of that process.
Our simple philosophy is to nurture nature at every step and our hands-off approach means that our process takes time, with our wines yielding exceptional purity, intensity and vibrancy.
Grape / Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Laden with plush red and purple fruit flavours that are characteristic of our Pisa site. The warmth of the year has brought an extra level of opulence to this wine, and highlighted the silky, fine tannin in the mouth. This wine has great length on the palate and will reward for many years to come.
Black cherry, spiced plum and red licorice flavors show notes of clove, horehound candy, cardamom and matcha green tea on a muscular frame. Impressive for its generosity and persistence on the long finish. Drink now through 2039. - MW
Product size: 750ml