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Paddy Borthwick

2021 Paper Road Pinot Noir, Paddy Borthwick

Hawkes Bay, New ZealandVintage: 2021

This wine is all about the purity of Pinot Noir with spicy savoury and bright, juicy red florals and fruits. It is medium-bodied with soft velvety tannins, a mix of tart and sweet cherry fruit with a chocolate touch to the lightly oaked finish and a spicy zestiness to the lingering aftertaste.

Notable Awards

93 points – Cameron Douglas MS. ‘ An enticing core of red berry fruits, spice and plum lead the bouquet with scents of cherry, cranberry and red currants laced with a soft silty mineral quality and some light smoky barrel highlights. Equally expressive on the palate with flavours that mirror the bouquet. There’s a core of earth and barrel flavours alongside the fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet. Fine to moderate tannins with a crunchy acid line adding complexity and length. Well made, youthful and delicious. Best drinking from 2023 through 2029.’

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100% Pinot Noir

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For five generations and over one hundred years the Borthwick family have built a farming, wine and food legacy; today the current generation are continuing to grow that story. Paddy’s family association with farming and the fine food it produces dates back to his great-great grandfather, Sir Thomas Borthwick who was a pioneer in the English meat trade. Originally a butcher, Sir Thomas went on to be one of the first to export frozen meat to England and to all parts of the globe.

In 1936, Paddy’s grandfather, PJ Borthwick, immigrated to New Zealand and purchased Te Whanga Station 100km’s to the north of Wellington in the Wairarapa district . Since then, Te Whanga has passed through three successive generations, and developed an enviable history over 75 years as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent Angus cattle and sheep stations. Te Whanga is home to 700 Angus stud cattle and 10,000 sheep grazing on 1600 hectares of pristine farming country.

Following in the footsteps of great-great grandfather Thomas, Paddy was looking for diversification to farming, and saw the Wairarapa having an ideal climate for growing super premium wine grapes. So in 1985 Paddy left Te Whanga in the capable hands of his family, and trained at the world renowned Roseworthy College in Australia as a viticulturist and wine maker, embarking on a career spanning five countries and three continents before settling back into the Wairarapa. In 1996, Paddy and his father Robin began planning the 27-hectare Borthwick Vineyard and Winery.

Temperature-controlled fermentation using a mixture of natural and inoculated yeasts combined with hand plunging to optimize the fruit and tannin balance. Following extended post-ferment maceration on skins the wine was drained and pressed to barrel. Rigorous barrel selection and
blending is followed by minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling.
Oak Handling: 85% French oak aged for 8 months with a mixture of selected cooperages of which 15% of the barrels are new.

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