2015 Amen Break Pisa Moorings Central Otago Pinot Noir
The pinot noir from Central Otago will win fans at a rapid rate.'
Campbell Mattinson on the wines from Amen Break
How’s it taste?
Classic Central Otago Pinot showing red fruit aromas together with a sappy, undergrowth character and subtle black tea notes. The palate is savoury in tone, with a lovely earthiness, coupled with red fruit.
Who made it?
Clonal Brothers aim is to only produce wines that have been developed and delivered entirely by Matt and Steve Harrop - the duo behind the label. Each wine they bottle whether big or small, is something that they really know and like - that’s the most important thing. The current range of wines that they have on offer is called Amen Break. Named after a 6-second, 4-bar drum break from a little-known funk band called the Winstons, who recorded the track "Amen Brother" in 1968. Those 4 bars, or the "Amen Break," is the most sampled drum beat in musical history. The boys are currently sourcing grapes from several single vineyard sites, including Quarry Ridge Vineyard from the Victorian Highlands, and Chinamans Terrace Vineyard from Central Otago, NZ. All of their wines are spontaneously fermented using natural yeasts, and subjected to minimal fining and filtration. Their philosophy is to allow the single vineyard sites to be expressed clearly and purely through the wines, without too much winemaker intervention.
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