This is the main estate wine from Misha’s Vineyard and is rated as one of the top Pinot Noirs from Central Otago – the Pinot Noir capital of New Zealand. Renowned winemaker Olly Masters has a minimalist approach to winemaking as he wants the wine to reflect the unique terroir of the Misha’s Vineyard estate. Bob Campbell MW described it as “A distinctive wine with impressive purity and subtle power”. With a name inspired by Misha’s opera-singer mother, The High Note Pinot Noir is a wine that will reward with cellaring, although it’s rather hard to resist right now!
Spectacularly located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, the 57-hectare single-vineyard Misha’s Vineyard estate provides optimal conditions for producing world-class Pinot Noir and aromatic white varieties and was named one of New Zealand's Top 20 Wine Producers (Decanter, UK).
MISHA'S VINEYARD 'THE HIGH NOTE' - CENTRAL OTAGO - 2018
- Product Weight
- 0.05 kg
The High Note Pinot Noir displays a complexity of flavours – plum, dark cherries and raspberries, but also has distinct savoury notes with layers of spices and often hints of anise. “Scents of intrigue and mystery” says Cameron Douglas MS who scored this 95/100 whilst Michael Cooper (Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wine) has rated it 5 stars and commented it was “showing impressive complexity, fresh acidity and a lingering, savoury, supple finish”.
Complex aromas of chocolate, dark plum and hints of mushroom lead to a palate of sweeter fruit ﬂavours, supported by supple silky tannins with notes of herbs and oak spice on a long lingering finish. 2017 was a cool vintage and although the crop was smaller, the quality was very high. The fruit for this wine was hand-picked at between 1.5 - 5 tonnes per hectare and fermented in 2 and 4 tonne lots with 6% whole bunch. It was aged in French oak hogsheads (28% new) for 15 months and bottled in August 2018 with minimal filtering and is 13.5% alc.
100% Pinot Noir.