Super Nanny Goat Pinot Noir 2020- Otago, New Zealand
95/100 Bob Campbell (2013 vintage)
94/100 Tony Keys (2013 vintage)
5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide (2018 vintage)
Bronze - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2017 (2016 vintage)
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2016 (2015 vintage)
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 - Gold & Best New Zealand Wine Best Pinot Noir (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2016 (2014 vintage)
Gold - NZ International Wine Show 2014 (2013 vintage)
Alan Oswald, Winemaker "Our 2018 Super Nanny is truly reflective of the 2018 growing season, where Intensely hot and dry conditions necessitated an early harvest. Maintaining vibrancy and balance in the wine was a key consideration, and the decision to pick early is clearly visible in this wine. Bright red berry fruits lifted florals and vibrant acidity complement the more traditional Super Nanny characters of dark plum, cherries and toasted spices. Whilst bright and lively on the palate, there is also a pleasingly dense core of black and blueberry fruits, tightly bound by a fine coil of silky tannin ensuring the persistence of flavour long after the last sip."
Nanny Goat Pinot Noir comes from the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. As with most vineyards, there is usually a small parcel or two of outstanding quality fruit that outshines the rest.
The Super Nanny is a limited release wine, made from carefully hand-sorted Pinot Noir bunches, wild yeast ferment with a portion of the whole bunch, extended skin contact and 15 months in French Oak. (40% New Oak) The result is a powerful, richly flavoured and textured Central Otago Pinot, which won a Gold Medal from the NZ International Wine Show in 2014 (2013 vintage).
Since the release of its inaugural Pinot Noir in 2005, the Nanny Goat Vineyard has produced wines of elegance, concentration and balance.
Acclaimed winemaker Alan Oswald previously spent 5 years at Cloudy Bay, including two years as Assistant Winemaker. He is a specialist premium Pinot Noir winemaker.
The Central Otago wine region is the world's southern-most commercial wine-growing region, and famous for its Pinot Noir. It differs from all other New Zealand wine areas in that it is inland, in the foothills of the Southern Alps. The level of sunlight is very high, something that accounts for the high levels of alcohol that are often found in Central Otago wines.