The 2010 growing season started with changing weather systems and frequent windy days. Flowering took place over reasonably unsettled weather in December, and because of this berry size was smaller and bunch weights lowered. In late January however the summer finally arrived and the vintage finished with higher than usual temperatures and long settled periods of dry, hot autumn days. The smaller berry size, lack of disease pressure and long length of ripening has produced rich and concentrated wines with finesse.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
“Highly concentrated, single-vineyard red from Lowburn, in the Cromwell Basin. Deeply coloured, fleshy, warm and supple, with intense plum, cherry and slight licorice flavours and a lovely, silky texture. ”Rating 5 Star - Winestate Magazine: Nov-Dec 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
This classic Central Otago pinot noir has a lovely aromatic nose and lifted perfume of spice and cherry.
Rich and concentrated on the palate with ripe, red and dark fruits, hints of chocolate and subtle integrated oak, the wine has mouth caressing tannins and a very long finish.
Enjoy on its own or with foods such as lamb, poultry, duck and venison.
It will continue to develop depth and complexity for 5-7 years.
Medals & Trophies
CHAMPION PINOT NOIR Winestate Wine of the Year Australia/NZ 2011
Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2011
Blue Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Show 2012