Color:Intense dark ruby red.Aroma:Intensely lifted notes of blackberries and plums. Dried thyme and sweet, spicy oak aromas give this wine an intriguing nose and balances the fruit aromas nicely.Palate:Rich and full flavors of plums, dark forest berries and spice. Ripe and luscious, the fruit flavors are well framed by silky tannins, giving the wine structure and great length.Cellar:Enjoy from two to ten years.
Wine Maker Notes
Rise and Shine Pinot Noir is named after Rise and Shine Creek, which runs through the heart of Central Otago’s once famous gold mining area. We look for a wine with many layers and many flavors. The region yields dark, intense wine with purple touches—brooding and developing over time.Clearvue Vineyard—one of the warmer areas in Central Otago’s cool climate regions—rests on the northern end of the Bendigo Loop Road. Bendigo produces Pinot Noir with an abundance of dark berry fruit flavors. The vineyard is also situated near stunning Lake Dunstan, which provides an additional moderating effect to the microclimate. Central Otago’s cool climate and low rainfall allow the grapes to ripen slowly, producing wines that have great flavor ripeness.
Ideal with a wild mushroom risotto, pasta marinara, grilled tuna, venison, and lamb dishes.