Mount Dottrel Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Mount Dottrel Central Otago Pinot Noir

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is simple. To ensure Mount Dottrel becomes synonymous with quality, we aim to produce high-quality Pinot Noir wines which will bring excitement and pleasure to our customers – honest, unpretentious wine with character and true Kiwi charm.

Tasting description

Attractive wine presenting appealing Central Otago Pinot Noir characters of dark fruit aromas, supported by intense complex flavours with hints of dried herbs. Elegant and textural on the palate, this wine has fine tannins with a persistent, lingering finish. An excellent complement to food, Mount Dottrel Pinot Noir 2010 will drink well while young, but will open up with careful cellaring.


Under the care of award winning winemaker Carol Bunn, this wine was crafted from a vintage which was carefully managed and harvested at optimum ripeness at 25.4° Brix, and fermented in small open-top stainless steel fermenters for approximately 21 to 30 days. The wine was barrel matured for nine months in 228L French barriques (approx 30% new and 70% one to three-year-old oak).

Analysis at bottling:    Alcohol 14.0%    TA = 6.0 g/L    pH = 3.56

We choose to enclose our wine under screw cap to ensure freshness, avoid cork taint and to enhance the ageing ability of our wine.

Viticultural notes

Our vineyard is intensively and carefully managed by award winning viticulturists Robin and James Dicey of Grape Vision Ltd, Cromwell, New Zealand. The vines were hand thinned and leaf plucked from low-density vine plantings of Pinot Noir clones 5, 6, 667 and 777.

Our vineyard is situated on glacial schist – low-fertility, alluvial soils typical of the Cromwell Basin in Central Otago, New Zealand. We experience a cool climate of continental extremes – hot, dry summers with cool, dry autumns that promote intense flavour development of our fruit. 

Food match suggestions

Mount Dottrel Pinot Noir is well suited to game dishes, venison, duck, lamb and dishes featuring mushrooms.

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