Twelfth Night Wines, owned by the Boston-based team of Beth Ann Dahan, Arié Dahan and Max Risman announce the release of their award-winning 2014 Twelfth Night Pinot Noir from their Central Otago winery. Captivated with the country and people of New Zealand, the three decided to combine their passion for fine wine and their love of adventure by purchasing the sustainably farmed vineyard and winery in 2011 and are pleased to release their third vintage of Pinot Noir.
Central Otago is known for its Pinot Noirs and is sometimes called the "Burgundy of the South" with both regions being located on the 45 Parallel. Twelfth Night Wines is thrilled that Allen Meadows, the Burgundy wine expert and publisher of the Burghound quarterly newsletter and website has given the 2014 Twelfth Night Pinot Noir a score of 92, one of his most highly rated Pinot Noirs from the Central Otago region. Meadows writes:
2014 Pinot Noir – Twelfth Night: (Central Otago, 13.9%). A ripe and cool nose features aromas of red cherry, sandalwood, anise and a hint of rose petal. I very much like the mouth feel of the delicious, vibrant and refreshing middle weight flavors that culminate in a balanced and sneaky long finale.
Twelfth Night's winemaker, the French-born Antony Worch, crafts the Pinot Noir from the highest quality fruit picked from the 25 hectare vineyard located in the renowned Cromwell Basin region of Central Otago. The wine showcases the perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir that include hot, dry summers and crisp and snowy winters. New Zealand's best Pinot Noirs are produced in this region and leading British wine writer Jancis Robinson MW named Central Otago in Decanter wine magazine one of the top five New World wine producing regions.