Bald Hills Central Otago
Here is another rising star to add to the lexicon of Central Otago Pinot Noir. From a prime Bannockburn location the 7.5 ha of vineyard is planted at low densities but yields are kept relatively low. The first vines were planted only in 1997 and like many in the region, are only now beginning to give an indication of their full potential. The Hunts have also had the services of winemaker Pete Bartle who employs a cold maceration for a week on some whole bunches, adding to the Pinot’s fine aromatic profile. Also made are a second Pinot Noir 3 Acres, Pinot Gris (Pigeon Rocks) and a slightly off-dry Riesling (Last Light).
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