Super Nanny Goat Pinot Noir
- Pinot Noir
- New Zealand, 750ml
A wine of contrasting elements – equal measures of dark seductive plum fruit and lifted ethereal floral aromas combine to give an aroma profile that beguiles the senses and demands lengthy contemplation. The palate layers rich wild berry fruits with dark chocolate and a taut minerality, finishing with a blanket of fine tannin and a refreshing streak of bright acidity.
- Winery: Nanny Goat
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2021
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Food pairing: Chicken & Peking duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese
Winemaker notes - "Dark and brooding on the nose with an abundance of wild black and blue berry fruits, toasted baking spice, dried rose petal and black olive. The palate is powerful yet restrained, balancing fine grained tannins on a knife edge of bright acidity."
"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
- Gold & 96/100 Points - Decanter World Wine Award (2020 vintage)
- 5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2020 vintage)
- 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas (2020 vintage)
- 94/100 Points - Bob Campbell (2020 vintage)
- 92/100 Points - Nick Stock. James Suckling (2020 vintage)
- 92/100 Points - Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (2020 vintage)
- 93/100 Points - Cam Douglas MS (2019 vintage)
- 5 Stars & Top Rank - Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
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