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2014 Amen Break Wild Earth Central Otago Pinot Noir

Amen Break

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Our Price: $25.99 / bottle (RRP: $35.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Spice notes sunk into a deep pool of macerated red and black cherry, almost or effectively into plum. Fragrant green herb and roasted nut characters put on a complex displayCan’t complain over either the quality or the price.'
Campbell Mattinson

  • The Amen Break has become the most sampled drumbeat in musical history. It is considered the foundation rhythmic beat for the much of the electronic musical genre (Trip Hop, Drum ’n Bass, Jungle, Psych Trance etc.) that exploded in the late 80’s and early 90s of last century. 

    The Amen Break wines, setup by brothers Matt and Steve Harrop, have been making (sound) waves of their own lately. The 2015 Chardonnay recently took out the trophy for Best Chardonnay at the Royal Sydney Wine Show, and this Central Otago Pinot Noir has been landing on some of the best wine lists in the country.  

    This is a cracking Pinot - big in weight, but perfumed, deep and full of concentrated dark fruits. With Matt now taking the helms at uber-boutique, and much loved Curly Flat, you can start to see the kind of winemaking pedigree on show. This is a belter, and a great price for Otago Pinot. This is one musical duo you want to hear more about.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Sourced from the Wild Earth Vineyard, on Felton Road in Bannockburn New Zealand. 

    TASTING NOTES

    The Amen Break Pinot Noir has a wonderful dense deep red colour. Aromatics of red plum, black cherry and bunch-derived Campari are pure and intense. The palate is a revelation- dense but bright, concentrated and with space. Pure Pinot Noir flavours are wrapped in fine filigreed tannins, which are layered and add many levels of complexity. A vibrant,vineyard derived wine, free of winemaking artifact and rich in authenticity.

  • REVIEWS

    'The Wild Earth vineyard is on Felton Road in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. We all now know what the Amen Break is. The wine is made by the Clonal Brothers – Steve and Matt Harrop.

    Deep pinot noir. Spice notes sunk into a deep pool of macerated red and black cherry, almost or effectively into plum. Fragrant green herb and roasted nut characters put on a complex display, though nothing juts, nothing ever gets too distracting. Starts solid and then gets better and more interesting/engaging as it breathes. Can’t complain over either the quality or the price.'
    Campbell Mattinson


    'Deepish red colour with a faint tint of purple remaining, the bouquet very ripe, fruit-driven and liqueur-cherry-like. There are chinotto or Campari-like whole-bunch nuances too. The wine is medium to full-bodied and quite chunky, with ample firm tannins and bold flavours. The wine is solid and deep and needs time to mellow and build complexity. The building blocks are certainly there. It's like a big block of stone from which the sculptor, time, has yet to finish carving the figure. For lovers of big pinots.'
    Huon Hooke





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