Carrick, Unravelled Pinot Noir, Central Otago

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Carrick, Unravelled Pinot Noir, Central Otago

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Tasting Note

Only 25% of the barrels used here are new, so fruit and vineyard characters are preserved: a very light fining-filtering ensures they remain all the way to the final bottling. Aroma of luscious ripe redberries and black cherries, with notes of spice. Fine, integrated tannins provide a good structure underpinning a lovely fruit forward styled wine.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Elegant & Silky

  • Carrick

  • Francis Hutt

  • New Zealand

  • Central Otago

  • Pinot Noir

  • 2017

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 14%

  • 5.3g/l


The wine is made in small open fermenters. Typically a pre-ferment cold soak of 5 days, punch downs during fermentation then up to 7 days extended maceration. All the lots rely on indigenous yeasts, and a few have a whole bunch component of ~15%. All the wine then goes into French oak barrels, about 20% new. Malolactic is in the spring then the lots for the Unravelled Pinot are selected, blended and given a light filtration for clarity before bottling.


  • Even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the edge and youthful in appearance. The nose is fresh and tightly bound, quite elegant and slender in presentation, with pure aromas of dark-red and black cherries, dark herbs and violet florals. This is fresh and youthful, and yet to unfold. Medium-full bodied, the palate has bright, vibrant and juicy flavours of dark-red and black cherries, along with soft notes of dark herbs and violet florals. The fruit is balanced by a light, grainy tannin structure encasing the fruit, and soft acidity. The fruit vitality reveals an array of floral perfumes and the wine flows with good energy to an elegant, lingering, sweet fruited, gently textured finish. This is a bright and vibrant dark cherry fruited Pinot Noir with herb and violet fragrances, and positive tannin structure, body and grip. Match with poultry, pork, beef and lamb.

    • Raymond Chan

Customer Reviews

  • Simple but good Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir at a cheap price so often disappoints.

    This wine though ticks all the right boxes, summer fruits come through clearly - strawberries and the like. And then in the background a hint of the earthiness that good pinot noir often has.

    So this wine is a fine example of pinot noir - it shows clearly what the grape is capable of. On the other side though, was almost totally impossible to place where the wine came from - the style was close to a Burgundy, so if I had to guess - I'd have guessed a french wine, not a New Zealand. Still even with the lack of place - this is still a wine to buy again.

    Review by David Summers (Posted on 06/08/2010)

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