Carrick Billet Doux Pinot Noir - Wineseeker

Carrick Billet Doux Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes

The Billet Doux is a preservative free wine made with fruit from the Cairnmuir Vineyard. Each year a small parcel of Pinot Noir is identified as appropriate for producing this wine.Made in tiny quantities, it is hand bottled with a cork closure. Pinot Noir on rootstock planted 1994, BioGro certified.

This vineyard is farmed under BioGro’s strict organic regime which is also recognised in the European Union. Hand-picked and destemmed to an open top fermenter. Light extraction techniques employed with a total of 18 days on skins. Matured in three-year-old French oak barrels and bottled in February 2018 right before the coming harvest.

Total Sulphur <10ppm and 13.8% Alcohol. 1500 bottles under PlantCorc™.


95/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie

"Big blind tasting, but this one stood out, not least because it was different, but also delicious. Wonderful label, now I see it! Delightful. Smells like Foillard with its peaty/earthy notes, ozone. Ripe cherry, some flowers, spice and the like. Fleshy, yet fresh, with a little slurry of ripe tannin, a slight edginess, raspberry and cherry, rolling silty finish of freshness and length. Expressive." Drink 2019 - 2029

17.5-/20 Raymond Chan (2016 vintage) "Light red with slight purple hues. The nose is tightly bound, quite elegant, a tad lean and slender, but with fine concentration of red berry fruits with herb and earthy interest. On palate richer than the nose suggests, but still taut and slender in expression. The fruit is not shy, showing freshness and brightness. Lifted by herbal elements that carry to a light finish. 100% Abel clone, certified BioGro organic, destemmed and fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in neutral oak, total sulphur at < 10 ppm. 17.5-/20 Nov 2017

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Otago
  • Natural
  • Organic
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
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