This wine is from our BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 with the exception of our Gruner Veltliner which was planted in 2008. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland soil with an elevation of 217 - 264 metres, on 44.55° south.
Although our Central Otago summer was cooler and windier than usual the fruit proudly ripened as normal. The season resulted in smaller bunches and lower berry weight which resulted in the grapes being concentrated with very good structure and weight.
Hand-picked in ideal condition and ripeness on the 22nd of April. Whole bunch pressed, free run juice only. Natural fermentation and aged on yeast lees for 11 months during which full malolactic fermentation occured. Bottled on the 8th of March 2018.
We are delighted to announce that our wines have both been awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2019 Six Nations Wine Challenge: Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs 2013 and Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017
"Distinctive bouquet with a core of minerality and varietal fruit signatures. Apple and pear skin, sweet lemon and blossoms, a gentle white pepper spice. Dry on the palate with a core of fruit, adding a smooth satin texture. Abundant acidity, white spice and a floral mineral quality. Well made, decent finish, lots to like."