Cupids Arrow Pinot Noir
/ Central Otago
Sourced completely from hillside vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell Basin and Gibbston Valley, the grapes for this sustainably grown Pinot Noir come from sites with variations in elevation, soil structure and composition, resulting in fruit from each parcel with its own complexity and character. The vines are Dijon and Pommard clones which produce a juicy style and forward flavors. The grapes are primarily hand harvested and completely destemmed, then fermented in small, open-top, stainless steel fermenters with indigenous yeasts. The wine is matured on the fine lees in oak barrels before fining, filtration and bottling.
Wine Review Online2010 vintage
San Francisco International Wine Competition2009 vintage
The wine has expressive aromas of fresh berries, wildflowers and herbs. On the palate, the wine is rich, supple and approachable, its succulent berry fruit creating a long, juicy finish.
This wine pairs with most game, lamb and duck.
points of distinction
- An affordable Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s famed Central Otago region
- Made from sustainably grown fruit
about the grape +
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
– Steve Smith, Director of Wine and Viticulture
“We are dedicated to sustainable winegrowing and keeping the land we love—our ‘Wild Rock’—beautiful. Wild Rock has a simple goal: to make new and unforgettable wines.”