2016 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 'Moonlight Race'
Central Otago, New Zealand
Consulting winemaker is Ted Lemon of Littorai fame. Moonlight Race is a wine from three Central Otago vineyards 38% from the Burn Cottage Vineyard, 49% from Northburn Vineyard in Cromwell, and 13% from Cox Family Vineyard in Gibbston - all farmed biodynamically. The wine fermented with 15% whole clusters and aged in 19% new French oak. "Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Burn Cottage Moonlight Race has a very pretty nose of crushed red cherries, raspberry preserves and rose hip tea with hints of potpourri and garrigue. Light to medium-bodied with a delicate palate of red berry and earthy flavors, it has beautifully silky tannins and great harmony in the long finish." 94 Points - Wine Advocate