A sheltered valley in one of New Zealand’s best wine-growing regions is where Domain Road Vineyard calls home. Bannockburn, in Central Otago, enjoys hot summers and cool dry autumns – ideal for producing premium wines. Gold miners have left their mark on the Central Otago landscape, altering the profiles of the surrounding hills and valleys in their search for the elusive metal. The Pinot Noir vines grow on a rare Bannockburn site untouched by miners, and delivers a complexity that truly reflects the unique location of the vineyard.
The fruit was hand harvested between the 10th and 20th April 2013. After de stemming and a period of cold soak in stainless tanks, the juice was inoculated with selected wine yeasts before fermentation. The wine has been aged for approximately 9 months in French oak barriques, of which 31% were new.
Wine Maker – Peter Bartle
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
Harvested at 10 – 20 April 2013