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Two Paddocks - Pinot Noir 2020 Two Paddocks - Pinot Noir 2020

Two Paddocks - Pinot Noir 2020

Refined Pinot Noir

Single Bottle:

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Varietal:Pinot Noir

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12.5%

Region:Central Otago

Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

2020 Pinot noir reveals notes of redcurrant with wild herbs and blackberry. The palate showcases a brilliant minerality and a given youthful exuberance, freshness and poise. Overall a complex Pinot with fine tannins with potential ageing development.

Technical Info

Brand:Two Paddocks


Organic Certification:BioGro - 4818

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:12-14°C

Drink By:2032

Wine Ageing:10 months in 1-4 (18% new oak) year old French medium toast barriques

Winemaking Style:Traditional

Harvest:Hand harvested grapes. 2020 harvest was one of the most compact that Two Paddocks has seen starting on the 6th of April and all done by the 24th April.

Winemaking:54% de-stemmed fruit and given a 7-day pre-fermentation cold maceration to extract colour and aroma. After an indigenous fermentation, with a single plunging per day, the wine was given another 5 days post fermentation time on skins. Wine is then transferred to 1-4 (18% new oak) year old French medium toast barriques for a 10-month maturation, before racking and bottling. Estate Vineyard composition: 31% The Fusilier - Bannockburn, 20% - The Last Chance – Earnscleugh (Alexandra), 15% The Red Bank – Earnscleugh (Alexandra) and 34% The First Paddock – Gibbston.

Viticulture: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.

Food Pairing:Roast duck with cherry sauce, beef bourguignon, mushroom risotto, seared ahi tuna, ratatouille, mushrooms hot pot, confit duck

Reviews and Accolades



The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW

A blend of organic wines from Two Paddocks own vineyards in Bannockburn, Earnscleugh and Gibbston. A bright, accessible pinot noir with cherry, cedar, new leather, rose petal, spice and nutty oak flavours.


The Real Review - Huon Hooke

Deepish and bright, youthful colour with a good purple tint, and it smells smoky, spicy and faintly vegetal, with perhaps a stemmy infuence, and also whiffs of dried flowers. The palate has good depth and intensity, the flavour framed by generous tannins, which add backbone without astringency. Oak is discernible, helping dry the finish.

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Two Paddocks

Two Paddocks is an iconic New Zealand wine producer, founded by the esteemed actor Sam Neill. The winemaking journey of Two Paddocks began in 1993 when Sam purchased a 2.5-hectare vineyard in Central Otago, a region known for its superb Pinot Noir. Inspired by his passion for winemaking and the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, Sam expanded the vineyard holdings and planted several grape varieties, primarily Pinot Noir. The name "Two Paddocks" originates from the two small vineyards that Sam initially purchased, and it reflects his commitment to crafting wines that authentically represent the Central Otago region. Sam Neill actively participates in the winemaking process, reflecting his genuine love for the craft. He has become an influential figure in the New Zealand wine industry, not only for his fame as an actor but also for his remarkable wines.

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