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.
A gorgeous juicy attack of Black Doris plum and spiced cherry on the nose with nuances of thyme, almond and floral, leading to a succulent palate that offers lovely weight and fine texture. It’s beautifully harmonious and lingering with a polished mouthfeel.
94 points, Wine Orbit (December 2019)
Lovely bouquet with of dark spices and toasty wood, black cherry and wild raspberry, dried herb and wild thyme, generous and complex, enticing and real. On the palate - equally fruity and complex with fruit flavours that are both ripe and tart, firm to fine tannins, medium+ acidity and generous finish. A balanced and well made wine with nothing but Pinosity and style, familiarity and charm. Drinking well now and through 2022+.
93 point, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier (December 2019)
Misha's mid-range pinot noir is a step up in concentration and structure from their entry-level Impromptu. It's a supple, elegant wine, with sappy tannins introducing a little spice and adding to the wine's potential longevity.
92 points, The Real Review (December 2019)
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.