Diane C. Harder Wine Marketing, Inc.
Moonlight Race, new pinot noir from Burn Cottage
The Moonlight Race is a new Pinot Noir bottling for Burn Cottage. The name comes from a water pathway which passes through our Burn Cottage Property, one of the hundreds of water channels, “races”, which were created during the early years of European immigration to bring water down from the mountains around us. The Moonlight Race ebbs and flows during our seasons, its beginnings held in melted snow and rain high in the Pisa Mountain Range, 1100-1600 Metres above the Burn Cottage property. In our work with biodynamic farming, using the moon phases is an important part of how we farm our own property and vineyard. The Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2014 incorporates a blend of sites: fruit produced on our own biodynamic farmed estate vineyard, along with 2 other vineyards in the Central Otago region. One site farmed sustainably and another organically with some biodynamic input. The marriage creates a vibrant reflection of classic Central Otago Pinot Noir. We worked closely with the growers throughout the season, and the wines were nurtured using our traditional care and attention, through Indigenous ferments in our winery, and bottled unfiltered after 12 months in French Oak.