From Vale, you look out to the gentle rolling hills that lead up into the glacial slopes and grandeur of the Pisa Range. This is big sky country full of wonder and inspiration. One of its first custodians loved lilies and grew them in her garden. Today you’ll find them in and amongst our woolshed gardens. A symbol of purity and rejuvenation. Each year this organic vineyard shows itself in a new light and its story is told in our Vale Pinot Noir.
Clone 115 only, 20 days on skins before pressing to barrel. Aged in barrel for 18 months (40% new) before being racked, blended and bottled.
Very limited quantity produced.
Region — Pisa, Central Otago
Vineyard — Vale
Vintage — 2021
Following a winter with low rainfall, it was a dry start to the season. Heavy rains on January first (100ml) were a great relief and boosted fruit set and berry weight. Warm settled weather through late Feb and early March continued through harvest, and with little threat from frosts or stoppages from rain, ensured the fruit arrived evenly at the winery in excellent condition.