2017 Mica Vino Pino

Central Otago Pinot Noir made in amphora. A soft, sensual Pinot Noir experience.
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This is a unique take on Pinot Noir from Central Otago.

Typically, the powerful Pinot Noirs from this region are meshed with some portion of new oak. Jo and Tamra have other ideas.

The fruit was hand-picked from a small vineyard in Gibbston Valley, it was gently destemmed then sent to ferment in clay amphora. After the ferment was complete, the wine was pressed off and sent back to amphora for a slumber before bottling.

What you get in the end is a soft, seductive, beautifully textural Pinot Noir that is devastatingly easy to drink.

Both Tam & Jo have an amazing passion for Pinot Noir. It was this need to create great Pinot Jo & Tam came up with idea of MICA. Plus the name PINO was also the name of a sparkling drink they both drown in Italy.

An amazing sloped plot from Gibbston Valley, Central Otago NZ. Hand harvest, destemmed into Italian amphora for a couple of months for fermentation. Then pressed off back to amphora to allow to mature. Racked once to bottle. No fining filtration, adding only minimal Sulphur at bottling.

93 Points - "Tangy, spicy, red cherry-orientated fruit characters. Succulent, sour tang to taste, spice and silk. Good length, intensity, chew and crunch. A touch tart but the gist is CO pinot with some class. Has that skeletal, on the edge Gibbston Valley quality which some will pass on, but others get the gist of. Great to see new characters in the fray regardless." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great wine before, during or after dinner!

    Aromas of cherry, dark berry fruit, spice, forest floor and violets. On the palate, cherry and dark berry fruit, spice and savoury undergrowth. Dry, medium body, refreshing acidity, silky soft tannins.

    I loved it.

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