About This Wine
A variety of different clones have been picked to suit the different vineyard sites. The grapes are grown on a Vertical Shoot Postioned (VSP) trellis system and generally spur pruned. Tucking, trimming and leaf plucking are all performed by hand. Harvesting has and will always be conducted by hand to obtain premium quality. The various clones ripen at different times and special attention is given to ensuring grapes are only picked once optimum ripeness, flavour and character have been reached.
Central Otago Wines
Central Otago is a unique wine region for New Zealand as it does not grow any of the country's famous Sauvignon Blanc but also unique globally for being the most southerly commercial wine region in the world. The region is famous for its fruity and full-bodied Pinot Noir with about ¾ of all vineyards in the region growing this grape variety. One of our favourite Pinot Noir regions here at World Wine.
Central Otago is the only region in New Zealand with a truly continental climate, with large daily and seasonal temperature extremes. At 300m in elevation, vineyards are protected from the cold ocean winds by high mountains reaching 3700m. The soils are also different to the rest of the country, with heavy deposits of rough-edged mica and other metamorphic schists in silt loams.
Historically, the subregion of Bannockburn has seen the most success. However, the region has seen significant growth in recent years and other sub regions are also flourishing.
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my wife and i opened the hilton hills pinot gris and found a pleasant surprise , being used to drinking a slightly honeyed , pear toned and favouring a more sweet than dry white wine the hilton was more dry than sweet and touch more acidic with a slight mineral after taste which was usually to my preference but i found it enjoyable and better as the wine became more of the room temperature , so i ordered more