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Shop_Loop Rd. Pinot Noir_edited

Loop Rd.
Pinot Noir 2021

Inviting with aromas of Dawson cherry, blueberry and fine notes of thyme. Sweet fruit, spirited acidity and lush flavours rounded up with soft tannins.

This wine is from our BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland soil with an elevation of 217 - 264 metres, on 44.55° south.


With warm Spring conditions, growth was steady throughout the vineyard. Flowering began in mid-November and following a cold front in late November, frost risk remained low for the remainder of the season. The new year brought both rain and snow leaving a dusting on the Pisa Ranges, the lowest we have ever seen this far into the season. Warm dry weather followed right through into harvest which enabled the fruit to ripen to perfection. Veraison took place at the end of January and we began our harvest in March. Optimal conditions early in the season have resulted in an above average yield and a long dry season has provided us with exceptional quality.


Hand-picked in ripe condition on the 30th March 2021. 10% whole bunch, cold soaked for 3 - 5 days before indigenous fermentation took place peaking at 30°C. This was then pressed into barrel (10% new, 20% one to two years old and 70% three years old) where it was aged for 10 months. Bottled on 16th February 2022.


PH 3.74, TA 5.2, Alc 14.0%

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