Limited to 420 individually numbered bottles
The name Whistling Buoy comes from the original buoy marking the entrance into Lyttelton Harbour.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir are from the Half Acre Vineyard, on the southern flank of Lyttelton Harbour crater, on a north-facing, sun-drenched slope, protected from the easterly breeze. This site was first planted in 2000 in a range of Burgundian clones.
The Pinot Noir exudes aromas of cherry and plum with a subtle hint of toasty oak. The palate is rich with blue fruits, red liquorice and chocolate, with rounded tannin. It is finely balanced giving a wonderful length and flow through to a well-rounded finish.
|Country||New Zealand||Region||Banks, Peninsula, Canterbury||Vineyard||Half Acre, Charteris Bay, Lyttelton Harbour||Block||Home block||Variety||Pinot Noir||Year||2017||Harvest Date||March 2017||Brix at Harvest||23.3||Viticulturist(s)||Cliff Woods and the Pattinson family||Winemakers||Dom Maxwell and GavinTait||Colour||Dark ruby-red colour||Bouquet||Cherry and plum with a subtle hint of toasty oak||Palate||Rich with blue fruits, red liquorice and chocolate, with rounded tannin||Cellaring||Up to 10 years||Analysis||pH: 3.19
Alcohol: 13% v/v (7.6 Standard drinks)