High Garden Vineyard Pinot Noir


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Central Otago
South Island
New Zealand
Pinot Noir


High Garden makes only one wine, this one. With meticulous attention to detail, and a determination to express the character of the site above all else, this is a must-try wine for those who are curious what heights Pinot Noir in Central Otago can reach. from the winery: The wine is made with absolutely minimal intervention. Three weeks or more on skins, slow malolactic fermentation in French barriques. The wine is not racked, fined or filtered. Bottled early March the following year. Situated at between 420 and 490 metres of altitude High Garden is the highest vineyard in Gibbston, Central Otago’s coolest sub region. It has great exposure to long sunshine hours. During the critical ripening month of April, sunshine hours are roughly 90 minutes longer than at the bottom of the valley. The vineyard slopes down towards the north allowing for the free draining of both air, which minimizes frost risk, and water; although the vines are now dry land farmed. Planted twenty years ago with a combination of clones on low vigour rootstock, the vineyard is hand tended with great attention paid to canopy management and individual vine health in order to focus purely on grape quality.

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