Wine Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Grape: Pinot Noir
Fleshy with lush plum and dark cherry flavours and a touch of spicy oak. Silken texture with a long lingering finish. Vibrant fruit with fragrant aromatics are the hallmarks of this wine. The vintage was slightly lighter than the 2014 with red fruits to the fore. The wine shows texture and a lingering finish.
About the Winery
Barbara and Steve Green planted a block of land on the shores of the yet to be filled Lake Dunstan in 1994. Their knowledge was academic, with some practical experience as enthusiastic consumers. The carefully watched and guided vineyards have used sustainable grapegrowing and winemaking since the early days, and in 2008 embarked on the path to organic production, becoming fully certified 3 years later.
Each vintage there has been some refinement and change. A development of Chardonnay in the cool climate style. Rieslings - there are now 3 - with individual characters expressing fruit, racy acidity, and varying levels of sweetness. Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc with barrel fermentation adding texture and complexity. And, of course, Pinot Noir in styles that range from readily approachable to those demanding to be cellared.
Carrick has always been about place. The name derives from the gold mining town and the mountain range to which Carrick looks. The wines are of Central Otago and its subregion, Bannockburn. Carrick's own vineyards are nestled around the winery and every effort is made to allow the wines to express their place and their providence.