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Liberty Wines extends premium New Zealand list with Burn Cottage Pinot Noirs

Published:  15 December, 2015

Liberty Wines has added Central Otago's Burn Cottage Vineyard to its range of premium New Zealand Pinot Noirs.

The 10-hectare estate grows exclusively Pinot Noir grapes according to biodynamic principles.

It was founded in 2002 by the Sauvage family, who brought in Ted Lemon to advise on planting.

Lemon has over 30 years' experience with Pinot Noir in both Burgundy and in his own Littorai vineyard in Sonoma County.

The first vintage was in 2009, and the following year Claire Mulholland, former head winemaker at the New Zealand's Martinborough and Amisfield vineyards, joined the team to work alongside Lemon.

David Gleave MW, managing director of Liberty Wines, said: "We are thrilled to add the stunning Burn Cottage wines to our already impressive line-up of New Zealand Pinot Noirs.

"Ted and Claire are using estate grown fruit, site selection and low intervention - wild yeasts, whole-bunch fermentation, minimal new oak, no filtration - to achieve the purest expression of grape variety and land.

"Their alluringly perfumed wines are exciting expressions of Central Otago Pinot Noir."

The 2012 and 2013 vintages of Burn Cottage Central Otago Pinot Noir are available now through Liberty Wines for £39.99.

The new 2014 vintage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir, which is intended for earlier drinking, will be availablr from February 2016 for £34.99.

It is named after the water race that runs through the property.