The ever increasing sibling of Burn Cottage, Moonlight has a new home and vineyard.
"The First Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir under screwcap delivers you rich black Doris plum / dark berry fruit flavours and succulent tannins from the Sauvage Vineyard that are beautifully tempered by the floral, crunchy red fruit and savoury edge of the Burn Cottage".
From vintage 2018 onwards Moonlight Race becomes solely about our two unique estate vineyards: Burn Cottage Vineyard in Lowburn , and Sauvage Vineyard in Bannockburn. The combination of these two sites produces a vibrant expression of classic Central Otago Pinot Noir. Bright florals, red cherry and plum tones are followed with savoury black tea, spice and earth notes. There is a lovely vibrant core to this wine, completed by silky texture and elegant structure persisting in the palate. Cellaring potential to 7 years. Winery
Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas, August 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"A bouquet with a sense of place and time along with captivating aromas of flowers and soft brown spices, a core of red berry fruits and sweet red floral moments. Fine tannins with needle point accuracy touch the palate first then savoury dried herbs and wild thyme before red fruit flavours return. Acidity and oak pull all the components together into a delicious and satisfying wine. Best drinking from 2023 through 2029. "