Alexandra Wine Company "Alex Gold" Pinot Noir Central Otago, New Zealand 2014
Cameron Douglas MS
"As soon as you taste this youthful Pinot Noir you think 'gosh that's fruity'! It's packed with fruit, bursting even. It's like a package of flavor that's squeezed into a box that is a little bit too small and it's trying to force its way out."
100% Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand
The Davishon Vineyard is situated on the terrace above the Clutha River between Alexandra and Clyde in Central Otago. Grapes have been growing here for 130 years. Jean Desire Ferauds produced the first grapes in Central Otago here in the 1860’s. He could see that the hot summer days and relatively cool nights would produce world class wines. Soils are free draining river gravels and the summer/autumn rainfall is very low. The philosophy of viticulturist and winemaker is low volume/high quality “to produce the best Pinot Noir possible!”
The label shows a gold stylized Central Otago schist rock (made famous in scenes from the Lord of Rings) depicting the dry harsh environments and the history of gold in the valleys and mountains of the region.
Pale straw with clear hues. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus and floral notes on the nose together with hints of nutty, toasty oak. Flavours of sweet nectarine and citrus show on the palate with some apple and butterscotch. A medium bodied wine with a creamy texture, balanced acidity and a long mineral finish.