Grasshopper Rock was established in the year 2003 on one of the southernmost vineyard lands in the world. Located on Earnscleugh Road near Alexandra, the property enjoys ample sunlight as well as cool night breezes, allowing the fruit to thrive and ripen perfectly. The estate is dedicated to producing only excellent-quality Pinot Noir wines in the unique and special Central Otago style. Fruit for this lovely Pinot was selected meticulously, destemmed in stainless steel tanks, and subjected to wild fermentation. Post aging in French oak barrels for about 10 months, the wine was fined and bottled for release. Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir 2014 shows a medium purple hue, with light pink highlights along the edges. The blissful nose gives off scents of dried herbs, mushrooms, red fruits and violets while the supple palate is packed with black and red cherries coupled with nuances of tobacco, spice and leather. The medium-weighted palate has a great structure and finesse, which mesh well with the fine and grainy tannins to provide a lengthy mineral finale. A suggested food pairing with this wine is smoked hoki.
Bottle Size 750ml