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2021 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir

New ZealandRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 105.00 AUD


Burn Cottage is a family-owned, biodynamically farmed 10-hectare vineyard set in the foothills of the Pisa Range in New Zealand’s Central Otago. The Burn Cottage Estate Vineyard was planted with a mixture of clones and rootstocks on varying aspects, soils, and exposures, all contributing to the complexity of the site, and ultimately the wine. Handpicked fruit is fermented with 10% whole bunches for 17 days before being pressed to French oak barrels (24% being new oak) for maturation.

Region - New Zealand

Type - Red

Year - 2021

Winery - Best of New Zealand

Grape - Pinot Noir

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Enticing lifted floral notes with blue and red fruits, hints of pepper spice and orange zest accompany the characteristic wet stone and mineral elements from this vineyard. Supple and seamless with lovely palate length and structural tannins framing the wine.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Minerality, Pepper, Spices

Body type




Food pairings







Cured Meats



Spicy Foods

Red Meat




Expert review

The 2021 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir is alive and energetic, svelte and composed. As I write this, I am sitting at the bottom of the Burn Cottage Vineyard in Lowburn, looking up the rows. This is a mineral, nuanced expression, with graphite and white tea, pomegranate pearls, raspberry licorice, rosehips and crushed pink peppercorns. This is what I came here for. It’s thrilling, lacy, delicate and focused. Exciting wine, exciting drinking. It sits on the palate nicely—evenly weighted, and it spools through the long finish... yes! 13.5% alcohol, sealed under natural cork. Drink 2023 – 2036. 96 Points

Erin Larkin - The Wine Advocate

The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red-wine grape variety whose name roughly translates to describe the tight clusters of a pine cone. Its home is France's Burgundy region, particularly Côte-d'Or. It is also planted in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, northern parts of Croatia, Czech Republic, England, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, and Uruguay.

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