Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"The flagship from Two Paddocks – an organically grown barrel selection from the estate properties. In 2021 this wine was produced from the four Neill family Central Otago vineyards. These small sites are high-density planted in a range of clonal material cropped to under 5 Tonne per hectare with most vineyard practices carried out by hand. As in the vineyard, the wine is hand crafted using traditional methods including a 46% whole bunch, indigenous fermentation and hand plunging. Maturation is in French barriques for 10 months, using a mix of older and new (18%) barrels. Vegan friendly.
Dark blackberry, wild herb, spice and intrigue aromatically. The wine then moves into a dense richly textured mouthfeel. Elegance, finesse abound holding the wine into a tightly knit package whilst will drink superbly in its youth will also reward those who choose to cellar the wine."
Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, April 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"A blend of organic wines from Two Paddocks own vineyards in Bannockburn, Earnscleugh and Gibbston. It’s a bright, accessible pinot noir with cherry, cedar, new leather, rose petal, spice and nutty oak flavours."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Certified organic, the very youthful 2020 vintage was estate-grown at Earnscleugh (35 per cent), Gibbston (34 per cent) and Bannockburn (31 per cent). Full, bright ruby, it is a medium-bodied, elegant red, vibrantly fruity, with fresh, energetic cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good concentration, supple tannins and obvious potential; best drinking 2024+."