Wild Irishman is a boutique wine label form Central Otago, New Zealand. Known for its picturesque mountains and lakes, the region also boasts some of the finest Pinot Noir vineyards in the Southern Hemisphere. The Mt Rosa Lodge Vineyard in Gibbston Valley produces about 35 cases a year for sale and is also one of the highest vineyards in New Zealand. This tiny vineyard enjoys warm sunshine during the day and cool nights, perfect for the production of high quality Pinot Noir. This ultra low production wine is highly sought after, so grab one while you can.
95/100 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
“Deep, ruby-red with a slight garnet hue and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is delicately fragrant; it has an old-world essence, softly presented nuances of floral melded with subtlely savoury cherry-plum aromas, along with a hint of pepper, thyme and earth. Medium-bodied, aromas of red cherries, raspberries are fragrant, adorn by black pepper, underlines thyme and earth. The palate is smooth, structured by silky tannins; lacy acid tension weaves with the sweet fruit intensity, lends an elegant, fragrant-fruited finish. This is a delicately fragrant, alluring Pinot Noir slowly revealing its essence on a silky, lingering palate. Match with tea-smoked duck with pickled mushroom over the next 6+ years. Fruit from Mt Rose Lodge Vineyard at 470m above sea level in the Gibbston subregion is one of the highest in NZ. Wild yeast fermented to 13% alc, minimal sulphur added only at the end of MLF, unfined, unfiltered. 35 cases produced for sale.”