The Dog & Wolf Pinot Noir is Ricky's pride and joy.
Inspired by the French expression ‘entre chien et loup’, it translates to ‘between dog and wolf’, a reference to the time of day when it is hardest to distinguish between the two creatures, just as day becomes night. He wants this Pinot Noir to walk that line. The line between wild and tame, between ferocious and approachable, raw and refined.
The wine is made in two parcels - the first picked early and made in a more traditional style, the second fermented as 100% whole bunches for a little more nervy edge and structural integrity. There's only a tiny amount in existence, each bottle lovingly tended to every step of the way.
It's a gorgeous wine which perfectly captures the imagery of the name; a thrilling Pinot Noir experience.
"A very rich, detailed and handsomely proportioned Pinot Noir that delivers such attractive, ripe, dark-fruit flavours with a wealth of gently sinewy rich plum and dark cherry flavour, framed in assertive, vibrant tannins. Great build on the finish. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)