Pinot Noir, our signature wine, flourishes in our harsh and challenging conditions.
It is the ultimate lens, providing a snapshot in time of when climate, viticulture and winemaking combine to reflect both site and season – a concept the French refer to as "terroir". Pinot Noir reflects the climate, soil, topography and nuances from human intervention (particularly in the vineyard). Difficult to grow, if the conditions are not favourable, Pinot Noir earns its title as the "heartbreak grape".
Almost as important as the environment that the grapes are grown in, is how they are grown. The decisions made by grape growers and winemakers can have a significant impact on the final wine.
Burgundy, the spiritual home of Pinot Noir, has guided the vignerons of Central Otago in their craft, evolving and refining their practices to create a wine which truly reflects the region.