Nanny Goat Pinot Noir 2020
- Pinot Noir
- New Zealand, 750ml
The 2020 Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir bursts forth from the glass with powerful aromas of black and blue berry fruits, sweet baking spice, toasty oak and lifted red florals. The palate is silken, with powdery fine tannins and a perfectly balanced seam of acidity teasing out a core of crunchy red cherry and plum fruits towards a long, lingering finish.
- Winery: Nanny Goat
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2020
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Food pairing: Chicken & Peking duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese
Fruit for the 2020 Nanny Goat Pinot Noir was sourced from six separate vineyard sites - 65% from the Pisa/Lowburn region, 9.5% from Alexandra, 9% from Gibbston, 6% Bannockburn, 6% Queensberry and 4.5% from Wanaka. Hand picked and gently destemmed without crushing in order to retain as many whole berries as possible.
"Nanny Goat Vineyard is named after the wild goats that roam the mountainous terrain of Central Otago.
The inspiration behind the name - In late 2004 during a trek to a restaurant nestled high above the picturesque town of Queenstown. We were headed there for some breath- taking scenery, good food and of course some great Central Otago Pinot Noir. What was supposed to be a relaxing stroll quickly became quite an ordeal with an unplanned deviation from the not so well-defined walking track. This journey became the inspiration for the naming of Nanny Goat Vineyard. The gentle terrain quickly transformed, leaving all concerned to navigate some rather perilous ground.
The name “Nanny Goat Vineyard” stuck. It seemed to be a fair reflection of our determination to succeed, adapt and thrive in the rugged and often extreme climates of Central Otago; much like the nimble and sure footed wild goats of the region have done before us. From our inception and the inaugural release of our Pinot Noir in 2005, Nanny Goat Vineyard has strived to produce wines with elegance, concentration and balance whilst allowing each individual parcel of fruit to tell its unique story.
Central Otago is where I was raised, it’s in my blood. It inspires me to pursue the impossible, the creation of the perfect Pinot. Growing up in the small town of Roxburgh, not far from what are now the internationally renowned Central Otago wine growing sub-regions, instilled in Alan a love of the rugged beauty and boldly contrasting extremes of this this unique terroir. Moving away from Central Otago at the age of 10 did not extinguish his passion for the region, and after gaining an interest in horticulture during his high school years, his curiosity in viticulture was sparked by the blooming vineyard plantings in Central Otago.
This was the catalyst for his journey towards winemaking. This curiosity about the world of viticulture led him to Marlborough, the heart of the New Zealand wine industry, where he obtained his Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production and, above all, a passion for wine.
From growing up on a small lifestyle block in rural Central Otago farming Angora goats, to returning years later in the role of winemaker for Central Otago’s Nanny Goat Vineyard producing premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, Alan has come full circle. There is no shortage of inspiration in this region, whichever way you turn there is beauty to be found.
Alan believes that as a winemaker it is his job to make wines that interpret this beauty; their unique place of origin, the individual sites from which their fruit is sourced, and the quality of the fruit used. Wines should speak for themselves and not be veiled by excessive winemaking intervention. This philosophy applies not only to the wines of Nanny Goat Vineyard, but to all wines he has played a part in producing." Nanny Goat
- 93/100 Points & 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2018 vintage)
- 93/100 Points & 4 Stars - Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review (2018 vintage)
- Silver - 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show (2018 vintage)
- Best Buy - 2020 Cuisine Magazine 2020 (2018 vintage)
- 4 Stars - 2019 Winestate Magazine (2018 vintage)
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