Two Paddocks The First Paddock Pinot Noir 2017

“We grow our premium Two Paddocks Pinot Noir entirely on our four small vineyards in Central Otago. In some exceptional vintages, listening carefully, we realize that one of these sites may have something extraordinary to say in its own right. It is only then that we will make one of these very rare single vineyard wines.” Sam Neill, Proprietor

About the Vineyard

The First Paddock is our original much loved Two Paddocks vineyard. Planted in 1993, it is now one of the older blocks in Central Otago. Superbly situated in the midst of upper Gibbston, planted in carefully selected Burgundian clone pinot noir vines and meticulously tended. This is a thoughtfully crafted expression of our foundation site.  Sourced from the first twenty-five rows of Clone 5.   

Wine Production

Hand harvested and sorted then a 50% whole bunch indigenous ferment in a dedicated First Paddock French oak cuve. Matured in 30% new French oak with the balance in older wood for an extended 14 months of barrel maturation. 

Tasting Notes

Begonia, spice, wild herb and blue fruit aromatics on the nose, leads into a mineral infused palate showing elegance, great texture and depth.

 

 

Production Info
Elevation
1300 feet feet
Vines/acre
12 acres
Year vineyard planted
1993
Harvest time
April 2017
Bottles produced of this wine
1,320
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation container
Barrels
Age of Aging Container
30% New
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
14 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.5
Acidity
6.1 g/L

Other wines you may like from

Two Paddocks

Two Paddocks Estate Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir/Pinot Nero & Pinot Noir-based Blends

View Details

Two Paddocks The Fusilier

Pinot Noir/Pinot Nero & Pinot Noir-based Blends

View Details

Two Paddocks The Last Chance

Pinot Noir/Pinot Nero & Pinot Noir-based Blends

View Details