2015 GeorgeTown Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago SKU #1252082


BC 94
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About the producer from Raymond Chan: "The GeorgeTown Vineyard label shot to fame when the 2007 Pinot Noir was awarded the Champion Exhibition Red Wine Trophy at the 2009 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. However the quantity of wine from the vineyard is tiny, as indicated by the ‘Exhibition' status of the trophy, reserved for limited production wines, with only of 50 dozen (two 225 litre barrels worth) needing to be available. Ian Dee and Marianne Sonner purchased the 1.5 ha vineyard at the entrance to the Kawarau Gorge, 6 km from Cromwell, because of its unique site with 7,100 close-planted Pinot Noir vines. The clones 777, 5, 667, 115 and 114 were planted by the late Gary Andrus in 2002, with the first vintage of GeorgeTown being the trophy winning 2007. Ian tends the vineyard which is now under organic regimes, and certification is the aim for the near future. The wine is made at Mount Edward with the assistance of Duncan Forsyth there, who takes some of the GeorgeTown fruit." (08/2012) Winemaker's notes: "Light peach/onion skin. The nose is soft and full with savory red floral, peach, pear and light berries. Dry, this has intense flavurs of mineral-infused peaches, pears and pepper. Bright fruit is balanced with fine, racy acidity and a subtle textural thread."

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  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    Specially selected from one block of the vineyard and given a short soak on the skins to pick up this subtle salmon pink hue. This wine isn't your typical strawberries and cream rose; it's a bit more serious. Ripe stone fruit characters, bramble fruit, Raspberry, clove and nutmeg nuances. Lots of savory minerals and citrus bursts. Quite a presence on the palate. Lovely rose taken quite seriously.
    Top Value!


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