Red Wine New Zealand
Burn Cottage Pinot Noir from Central Otago
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Burn Cottage Pinot Noir from Central Otago is a delicious and popular wine that will tantalize your taste buds! The ruby-red color of the wine entices you to take a sip, while the aromas of cherry, raspberry, and spice fill your nose. On the palate, the fruit flavors mingle with smooth tannins and a hint of earthiness for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re enjoying it on its own or with food, this Pinot Noir will be sure to delight your senses!
A Little Trivia
Burn Cottage Winery is unique in that it was founded by a former professional rugby player. The winery also has a quirky sense of humour, as evidenced by their website's tagline: "Find Your Inner Rugby Star!"
History of This Wine
Burn Cottage Pinot Noir is a wine from Central Otago, New Zealand. It was first produced in 2004 by winemaker Clive Jones and his wife Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson. The vineyard is located on the slopes of the Pisa Range in the Cromwell Basin, and it has quickly become one of the most sought-after Pinot Noirs in New Zealand.
The Burn Cottage vineyard was planted with clones 115, 667 and 777 in 2001 and 2002. The first vintage of Burn Cottage Pinot Noir was released in 2004, and since then it has gone on to be highly acclaimed by critics around the world. Notable vintages include 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
In 2013 Burn Cottage was acquired by Montalto Vineyards & Olive Grove, who continue to produce this highly sought-after wine today.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Burn Cottage Pinot Noir from Central Otago is a light-bodied, fruity red wine with notes of cherry, raspberry and spice. It pairs well with lighter meats such as pork tenderloin or chicken breast, roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes and squash, earthy mushrooms like portobello or shiitake, and creamy pastas like fettuccine alfredo. It also goes nicely with soft cheese such as brie or camembert.