A multi award-winning selection of Central Otago wines from Wild Earth - a Chardonnay, a Rosé and a 2020 Pinot Noir.
Chardonnay - There is an enticing combination of freshly squeezed lemon, melon, and pineapple on the nose with a touch of vanilla bean and ginger. The palate is energetic, zesty, and pure with a delightful creamy texture and a long, lingering finish. Zingy citrus gives the wine great focus, and the lovely integrated oak gives ample structure to this memorable Chardonnay. Uniquely textured and fresh in its youth, this wine should develop beautifully for 9+ years.
Awards and reviews
94 points, 5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021
93 points, Excellent – Cameron Douglas MS, Feb 2021
91 points, 4 stars – Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021
18+/20 points, 4 stars – Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Feb 2021
18.5/20 - Joelle Thomson
Rosé - The 2021 Pinot Noir Rosé has a stunning bright pink colour that hints at the great concentration and precise, fresh aromas that will unfold in the glass. Intensely fragrant, the floral notes and bright red fruit sing beautifully of “classic” Central Otago Rosé. Enticing aromas of cherry, strawberry, and red apple are carried long on the palate by the fresh acidity. This dry-style Rosé has amazing fruit weight that is perfectly balanced by tangy acidity making it a wonderful wine on its own and fantastic for summer cuisine and outdoor dining. With each new vintage, Wild Earth set out to make a complex Rosé that is balanced and engaging – truly a kaleidoscope for the senses.
Awards and Reviews
5 stars, 95 points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (Dec 2021)
92 points, Premium – Cameron Douglas MS (Dec 2021)
Pinot Noir - Deep garnet hue with intense aromas of plum, blackberry, cassis, cedar, sage, mushroom and a hint of game. The cooler 2020 vintage has delivered an intriguing wine with great concentration and a remarkable core with layers of dark red fruit, wild herb and distinctive earthy flavours complementing a highly focused palate with great intensity and length. Silky fine tannins, vibrant fruit and intense aromas complement a serious structure with so much finesse. Harmonious and inviting, this Pinot Noir is drinking beautifully as a young wine and should continue to deliver enjoyment for 15+ years.
Awards and reviews
Gold, Champion Pinot Noir, Regional Champion Pinot Noir Central Otago and Waitaki – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition
5 stars, 98 points, Top 5 Finalist Pinot Noir of the Year 2021 – Winestate Magazine (Michael Cooper)