South Island

28.10.2021
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And only a fraction of this is Pinot Noir. Here, it is worth to try this wine. According to the world’s leading wine critic Robert Parker, these wines have better price performance ratio as the French Burgundy wines. On style of wine, New Zealand Pinot Noir fall somewhere between the flashy, fruity wines of California and the restrained elegance of Burgundy. They show significant regional differences and vary within the main cultivation area Marlborough, Central Otago and Martinborough, the three most important regions for Pinot Noir. Central Otago on the South Island, is the most famous wine-growing area.

It is the southernmost wine region in the world. The semi-arid landscape, where also part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed, is determined by mountain ranges. The vineyards are at altitudes of 650 to 1,300 meters located and so there can be snow in the mountains even during the harvest. The mountain chains lead to strong temperature fluctuations and protect the vineyards from the influences of the maritime climate. Ideal conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir.

Here is the home of many small wineries, full, meaty and robust, with dark fruit flavors and aromas of herbs and forest floor produce equipped wines. Here also is the Home of the small family winery Aurum wine. The family Lawrence combined with a typical fruit experience French wine knowledge. Their Pinot Noir thrilled experts and consolidates the growing reputation. Joan and Tony Lawrence planted their first grapes in 1997. Joined by yet an another vineyard in 2001 and 2006, they had made together with the winemakers of operation son Brook and the French daughter-in-law Lucie, their first vintage. Lucie is the third winemaking generation in her family and has a degree in Oenelogie of the University of Dijon, worked in Burgundy and Alsace. Brook met his future wife in Burgundy, as they were both trainees at the Domaine d’ Arlot. Asked the difference between the French style of Pinot noirs and a Central Otago Pinot Noir, answers Lucie: Central Otago Pinot Noir is fruity and drinkable quicker. Our wines represent the purity of fruit.” Is wonderfully reflected the character of the vineyard, the grapes carefully selected and processed before ending a harmonious and balanced wine to get. Who has tried as yet no Pinot Noir from Central Otago, shouldn’t this experience not to be missed. Petra Naubert top wines from New Zealand by the specialists

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