Meet Misha’s Vineyard, exclusively available in Australia through Langton's. With a meticulous approach to winemaking practices, this Central Otago vineyard has been crafting captivating wines since its debut 2007 trial vintage. It has since gone from strength to strength. Cantata is an elegant and accessible introduction to the label’s family of Pinot Noir.
Chief winemaker Oliver Masters’ pedigree in crafting serious, age-worthy Pinot Noir in New Zealand is undisputed, having spent years at the helm of Martinborough estate Ata Rangi. Now, he’s brought his winemaking expertise to Misha’s Vineyard, crafting Pinot of beauty and distinction. The proof is in the pudding when it comes to Cantata, an expressive and energetic Pinot that perfectly encapsulates what Central Otago wine is all about.
Varietal, youthful, fresh and pure fruited bouquet with aromas of red plum and cherry, sweet raspberry and roses. A fine quiet layer of wood with baking spices of dusty vanilla and a moment of clove. On the palate - crisp, fresh fruity and dry with chalky tannins and medium+ acidity. Balanced, crunchy, youthful and ready to enjoy today and through 2026+.
93 points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier (November 2020)
Designed principally for ‘on-premise’ sale in restaurants, this label offers consistently good value. Estate-grown at Bendigo, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for a year in French oak hogsheads (17 per cent new). Already highly enjoyable, it is bright ruby, savoury, vibrant and supple, with generous cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent ripeness and complexity. Best drinking 2022+.
4.5 stars, Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.