Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Moonlight Race 2015

Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Moonlight Race 2015  - Les Marchands Restaurant & Wine Shop
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Here we combine three tremendous entities…Central Otago Pinot Noir from the South Island of New Zealand, the vision of owner and wine industry war lord Marquis Sauvage, and the winemaking talents of Littorai founder Ted Lemon. Burn Cottage was purchased by Marquis in 2002, a 60-acre property with no vines, but having hillside slopes that protect the natural amphitheater layout from north and south winds. Marquis and his wife Dianne were impressed by the wines of two Pinot Noir properties nearby, Felton Road and Gibbston Valley. The grapes for ‘Moonlight Race’ are sourced from three vineyards; Burn Cottage estate, ‘Northburn’ on the East bank of Lake Dunstan, and ‘Mark II’ in the foothills of the Pisa Range in Lowburn. Vines are between 10-17 years of age, there is 22% whole cluster usage during fermentation, and 25% new oak barrels. For a little mind twist, don’t forget they are in the southern hemisphere, harvest started on March 24 and finished on April 9.

Label I.Q.: All Burn Cottage label art is inspired by “The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily”, a fairy tale by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published in 1795.

Technical Information
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • Appellation Central Otago