Terra Sancta 'Jackson’s Block' Pinot Noir

Terra Sancta 'Jackson’s Block' Pinot Noir

  • Pinot Noir
  • New Zealand, 750ml

Complex and intriguing from the outset, the nose is layered with cloves, sandalwood, violets and dark berries. Showing impressive complexity on the palate with a mix of florals, fruit and spice including cherry, plum, anise and dried thyme. Possessing silky tannins and lovely length, this is a layered and ethereal expression of Jackson’s Block.

  • Winery: Terra Sancta Estate
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Food pairing: Chicken & duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese

One of Terra Sancta's three rare single block Pinot Noirs, Jackson's Block Pinot Noir is crafted to reflect the unique characteristics of its 1991 planted site. Minimal winemaking using wild fermentation is designed for maximum expression of site and vintage. The result is a classic Bannockburn Pinot Noir possessing captivating perfume, with concentrated dark fruits, generous mouthfeel, velvety texture, wrapped in an abundance of supple tannins. Delivering superb quality this is an outstanding Pinot Noir worthy of enjoying now or cellaring.

It started with a map in a dark library and an epiphany. Which led to an Alchemist-like journey to Bannockburn to discover the mysteries of wine and this special place.

A wise man once said, “find the best vineyard sites you can because you can’t out perform your vineyards”. Guided by this wisdom, a process of following the signs, finally led to this far corner of the world, Bannockburn, Central Otago and the Sancta vineyard, home to the first vines planted in Bannockburn.

Once on the migratory path of Maori in search of Pounamu - Bannockburn was settled in 1862 during the gold rush. Felton Road is now a meandering country road of vines, mostly the Pinot Noir for which the region is famed, and orchards. It is also home to the “Mysterious Diggings” created by the gold sluicings from the 19th century gold rush and punctuated with wineries, cellar doors, the bike trail. The best street in New Zealand is also our home base - home to our Terra Sancta Estate vines, cellar door, winery and office, hens, sheep, goats, Hill of Health, Mound of Microbes - it is a vibrant and fascinating corner of the world.

"The longer and deeper our roots are planted in Bannockburn, the more we understand that it is indeed Terra Sancta - sacred earth - special place." Terra Sancta

From the north facing aspect, to the gentle slope down to the glacial Kawarau River, from the mountain ranges that envelop and protect us, to the diversity of soils, the long, hot days, and the cool starry nights - this is a place of extremes - and of challenge - but borne of this are products that speak of place and vibrate with its energy, purity and intensity.

With Kanuka and other natives growing wild alongside sheep, hens and goats, our vines growing on top of limestone, clay, quartz and schist gravels are surrounded by beneficial life. Terra Sancta is a wonderland of detail and vibrancy.

"Terra Sancta is a place of innovation and firsts - the first vines planted in Bannockburn and the Cromwell Basin, the first wine based Botanical Aperitivo in New Zealand, the first planting of Lagrien, the first super premium Rosé, and New Zealand’s first producer to achieve Super Classic status for Rosé." Terra Sancta

  • 5 Stars & 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2018 vintage)
  • 97/100 - Bob Campbell Wine Review (2018 vintage)

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