Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Lothian of Elgin Pinot Noir

2023 Silver Medal

Lothian Vineyards

Lothian Vineyards Lothian of Elgin Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir


The 2021 vintage Pinot Noir comes from a 3.25ha vineyard planted to two different clones. Hand harvested, destemmed, fermented in open fermenters for a period of ten days, utilising ambient yeasts and delestage to coax both flavour and colour from the fruit. The must was lightly pressed, racked-off into French oak barrique (20% new) and malolactic fermentation occurs in Barrique. The wine was barrel-matured for a period of eleven months and lightly filtered prior to bottling in order to maintain the wine’s integrity and delicate Pinot Noir flavour spectrum.

This is a Light plum red with attractive oak spices, red plum, orange and some oatmeal. Lovely ripeness of fruit on the palate, this has fabulous balance of juicy ripe fruits with dark chocolate, orange and strawberry and red berries with a crisp clean acidity, powdery but light tannins and undulating length of flavour on the extended finish. Delicious now but has the material to age well over the next 3-5 years.