2014 Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir

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Deep in the south of New Zealand and surrounded by mountain ranges is Central Otago New Zealand's smallest but fastest growing wine region and home to some of the finest vineyards in the country. Central Otago has a continental climate hot summers and long cold winters and in small pockets of the region the combination of microclimate and unique soil conditions are perfect for growing the fickle Pinot Noir grape. The Pinot Noirs from Central Otago have been rapidly gaining international acclaim.

Lowburn Ferry is the area surrounding an historic ferry crossing over the mighty Clutha River. A picturesque lake now occupies the ferry site at the base of the Lowburn Valley and vineyards abound on the surrounding glacial terraces where goldminers once toiled in the hot Otago sun.

Nestled on a sheltered north facing terrace in the Lowburn Valley beneath the Pisa Range is Lowburn Ferry Vineyard, a family owned vineyard dedicated to the production of high quality Pinot Noir wine. The vines are hand tended to maximise the benefits of the unique terroir and microclimate.

Decanter rated it OUTSTANDING 95-97points
Owners Roger and Jean Glbbson have lived in the Lowbum Valley of
Central Otago for 25 years and recognised the viticultural potential of a
north-facing slope on their property. Roger holds a Masters degree in
applied science and works part-time as a viticultural tutor at the Otago
Polytech, while Jean has a degree in horticultural science. Their vineyard has been pasture for more than 100 years and is rich in organic matter.

Lovely cool-climate fruit - fresh and vivid. Very pure with unforced concentration. Fantastic complexity with great length.
Melanie Brown

Fragrant ripe red berry aromas then plum and watermelon flavours framed by dark. savoury oak. Very supple texture.
Christine Parkinson

Gloriously bright with wonderful farmyard nuances and a distinct mushroom edge. Complex. savoury layers. Truly beautiful.
Phillip Tuck MW

Decanter average score: 96/100pts
Individual Judges' scores:
Melanie Brown 96 Christine Parkinson 96 Phillip Tuck MW 96

Drink 2016-2018
Alcohol 13.5%