Region: Central Otago
Country: New Zealand
100% Pinot Noir
A fantastic year for Central Otago, a warm spring and flowering period meant no frosts were experienced and the fruit set well at the farm. The remainder of the season progressed well and the perfect ripening period meant the fruit could hang out with no risk of disease to maximise flavour and phenolic development. The 2012 has great concentration, a spicy and fragrant aromas savoury forest floor characters and soft silky tannins. The Single Vineyard Quest Farm will continue to develop and evolve in the bottle for at least ten years.
At Quest Farm we have planted 18 individual vineyard sites with different soils, aspects (steep and very steep!) all dedicated to the elusive Pinot Noir grape. With natural farming methods we have coerced these struggling hillside slopes into something memorable; a Pinot Noir with body and soul.
This wine shows a spicy fragrance, generous mouthfeel, and finishes with a silky texture.