Sapor Makers & Growers have purchased Bannock Brae to add to their collection of luxury and premium fine wines from across New Zealand, Their decision to purchase any vineyard comes from meeting set criteria. That the wines are made with flavour in mind – intensity of flavours, breadth of flavours, distinctive flavours. Bannock Brae wines are all of these.
Situated in the typically drier eastern part of Central Otago, Bannockburn
The Bannock Brae Pinot Noir is the flagship wine, and typically always receives 5 star reviews.
Pinot Noir 2018
A full and vibrant palate the wine
reveals a concentrated and fruit
forward core balanced by warm
supportive oak and silky fine grain
tannins before finishing an elegant
balanced acid freshness.
The palate is much more powerful than the lovely nose suggests with silky tannins and ripe red fruit with acidity that gives the wine a long and fresh finish. This wine has a presence that tells of a place and a season. Understated at first, it continues to open up and seduce as each layer unfolds.
Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the exuberant palate is wonderfully balanced with fresh lime, and stony minerality. The wine is beautifully textured with a creamy front palate and fresh acidity that gives both energy and length.
Marlene's Gruner 2017
Delicate and expressive crushed herb, white stonefruit, white pepper and floral aromas which build to form a tight, elegant core. The palate is underlined by fine phenolic textures that gives focus and balance to the rich fruits and carries to a subtle and moderately long elegant finish.