The wine is named after the semi-arid north facing terraced slopes that grow some of the finest pinot noir in Central Otago. Planted in 2003, the vineyard is certified organic, the fruit is handpicked and the resulting wine is superb, with intensity, elegance and agebility. The wine spends 14 months in oak (25% new) and now at 3-years-old, that oak is integrated into abundant fruit. Ripe dark cherry and plum are the main event, with hints of wild herbs, all nestled together with fine grained tannins and great length.
“It is beautifully complex and inviting on the nose showing dark cherry, black olive, clove and toasted almond characters with subtle dried herb and game undertones. The palate is concentrated and finely textured, displaying elegant mid palate weight and attractive fruit intensity, wonderfully complemented by fine, well-integrated tannins. A stylish rendition offering fruit purity as well as savoury complexity.”
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- Central Otago
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- 100% Pinot Noir
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Central Otago is the New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, hot summers, cool nights and low rainfall, and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, which covers 80% of plantings. The rest is mainly planted to Chardonnay, with smatterings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Expect character and intensity as the hallmarks of this marginal region.