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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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This wine from the Hawkesbury Vineyard near Wanaka has vibrant raspberry and spice aromas and a powerful fruit-driven palate.
While many other regions in New Zealand suffered through a difficult season of frost, disease pressure and low yields, Central Otago pulled off a “once in a decade” season of generally dry and moderate weather enhance by a long, slow ripening period over autumn. Exceptional colour and concentration in Pinot Noir fruit was combined with full flavour and flawless balancing acid.
Hawkesbury vineyard has four Pinot Noir clones planted in 2002 and 2003. The clones were vinified separately in small open fermenters and were hand plunged. The wine was matured in a mix of old and new barriques from a selection of French coopers.
At 45° South Central Otago is the world’s southernmost wine region. The vineyards are also the highest in New Zealand, located around 300 - 400 metres above sea level among spectacular alpine scenery rising to over 3700m.
Although small, Central Otago is a rapidly developing wine region with a swiftly growing international reputation for great Pinot noir wines.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
Central Otago in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island is unlike any other place on earth. These stones were collected from the beautifully rugged landscape.