Trail Rider wines are hand made from fruit grown on our micro vineyard that overlooks the Central Otago Rail Trail. These are serious wines made with no corners cut, designed to be enjoyed and shared now, although these wines will develop with time.
This is an enticingly elegant Pinot Noir with concentrated berry fruits and a herbaceous note reflecting the local thyme that grows around the winemakers vineyard. A smooth, lingering finish is supported by fine smoky notes providing a lovely savoury balance.
Raspberry and dark cherry, plum and soft savoury spices, stony earth qualities and moderate oak scents in bouquet. Youthful, fresh, fruity, tense and dry on the palate. Flavours reflect the bouquet with darker berries, plum and a tart raspberry note. Moderate tannins with a chalky texture, plenty of cooler climate acidity, then mildly sweet oak with baking spice toasty wood moments. Well made and ready to drink from late 2021 through 2025+. - Cameron Douglas. MS