Ceres 'Fifth Bridge' Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2017
100% Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand
The Ceres wine brand is the result of a collaboration of brothers Matt and James Dicey. James Dicey is the viticulturalist for Mt Difficulty and the grapes from Inlet Vineyard are grown to the Mt Difficulty standard. This means a lot of hand care and attention and low yields to ensure concentrated and intensely flavoured grapes. Yields are restricted to a maximum of 6t/ha and all grapes are hand harvested.
It is elegantly fragrant on the nose displaying dark berry, mixed spice, mushroom and toasted almond characters with a hint of dried herb complexity. The palate is ripe and rounded, and offers excellent fruit weight and silky texture, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. The wine delivers plenty of tasty flavours, and finishes long and smooth.