Ostler Estate Pinot Noir 2020
A single estate Pinot Noir made from grapes grown on the original trial vineyard at Doctors Creek, Otekaieke in the lower Waitaki Valley which was planted in 2001.
We would not normally release a 2020 Pinot Noir until at least March 2022, but this Pinot Noir is already showing its true character. This single vineyard wine is a significant step up than previous Waitaki Valley Pinots, which are blended from grapes from several vineyards.
While already drinking well as a classic Waitaki Pinot, we expect this wine to continue to evolve in complexity with further time in the bottle to mature. It will benefit greatly from at least 6 more months in the bottle and will cellar for 5 to 10 years easily.
Cam Douglas, MS, shared his thoughts on the Ostler Estate Pinot Noir 2020
Vibrant pink and purple hues lead to aromas of equal vibrato with red fruit scents of crushed raspberry, boysenberry and fresh cherry. A lifted sweet floral complexity along with aromas of stones and mineral then spices of fruit and oak. Youthful, fresh and dry on the palate with a core of red fruit flavours that mirror the nose. An abundance of fine chalky textured tannins and acidity layer in mouthfeel and poise. A lovely wine with a balance of complexity and charm, length and youthful charm. Best drinking from late 2021 through 2026+.