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Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2016

MOP 345.00

A myriad of mulberry, wild thyme and enticing savoury undertones are interwoven with layers of ripe summer berries.The palate displays both generosity and restraint, with plump & supple tannins that are supported by an amalgam of summer ripened plums, dark cherry and a freshness reminiscent of ripe red fruits. The finish is long, the wine showing lovely fruit purity and definition.
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Ratings: 91 WA, 5 Stars Bob Campbell, 94 James Suckling
Grape: Pinot Noir

SKU: BC200 Category:


“Burn Cottage Vineyard is a twenty four hectare biodynamic estate in the foothills of the Pisa range in Central Otago, New Zealand. 
The property was purchased by husband and wife Marquis and Dianne Sauvage in 2002. The estate had been grazed by sheep for as long as anyone can remember and has no immediate vineyard neighbors. The site was much coveted in the region for it is sheltered from both northerly and southerly winds by large hills and forms a beautiful, protected bowl, much like a modern amphitheatre.
The Sauvages contacted Ted Lemon owner and winemaker of Littorai Wines in Sebastopol, CA to seek his involvement in the project. The Sauvages were unaware at the time that Ted already had deep connections to New Zealand and particularly to Central Otago. Ted and Marquis traveled to New Zealand to see the property and Ted was sold on the idea upon the spot and has remained to this day.
At Burn Cottage the practice is minimal intervention winemaking. The mission is to discover the genius of the site and of the individual vineyard blocks within and to allow the wines to reveal it. They believe in minimizing sulfur usage and avoiding all additives whenever possible and avoid the use of cultured yeasts, bacteria, associated nutrient products and filters. Racking is avoided whenever possible and all wine work is done according to lunar and celestial rhythms.”