95 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
NZIWS Trophy

Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$46.99 $41.99 elsewhere $46.99

Regions : Central Otago

Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

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Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show – – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

After many years producing a string of highly awarded Pinot Noir at Central Otago's Akarua winery Matt Connell took the leap to go it alone and produce his own label. And now with just his second vintage he has taken out not only the Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir at the NZIWS 2018 but the coveted Champion Wine of the Show. Congratulations Matt, an outstanding effort and an absolutely beautiful wine. Rendition Pinot Noir is only made in small volumes, demand is high after this award so stocks are limited.

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Rendition is a blend of Central Otago vineyards and subregions. My quintessential Central Otago Pinot Noir. The 2017 Rendition Cuvee is blended from ultra premium fruit sourced from Lowburn and Bendigo vineyards.

I enjoy the collaborative nature of winemaking and similarly I wanted to work closely with an artist who intrinsically understands and is able to visually render the creativity, fun and joyfulness I find in the process. For my first Rendition cuvee I was fortunate to be able to work with well- known New Zealand contemporary artist Andrew J Steel who has succinctly captured the important elements of the quintessential me – ‘my meaningful things'.

The nose shows a nice blend of darker fruit notes supported by violet florals. The palate is complex with good concentration, spice and a long and integrated finish."

5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Fabulously fruited and delectably expressed, the wine shows dark cherry, spiced plum, toasted hazelnut, anise and vanilla aromas on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is wonderfully weighted and richly textured. The wine is plump, fleshy and totally delicious. At its best: now to 2021."

NZIWS 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Evocatively scented with a floral allure and intensely flavoured with lovely spicy anise tones, succulent black and red cherry fruit, refreshing acidity and harmonious savoury oak in the background. Seductive and velvety all the way through."

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