Alexandra Alex Gold Pinot Noir 2018
- Pinot Noir
- New Zealand, 750ml
This Alex Gold has a lovely fruit driven entry with sweet ripe red cherry, plum, blackberries and Christmas spice. 25% new french oak.
- Winery: Alexandra Wine Co
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 13.7%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Food pairing: Chicken & duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese
The label shows a gold stylised 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
"Davishon Vineyard is situated at Airport Road on the Dunstan Flats between Alexandra and Clyde and is owned by David and Shona Garry.
Grapes have been grown on the Dunstan Flats for 130 years and Davishon is only a short distance from Monte Christo, where Jean Feraud produced the first Central Otago wines in the 1860's.
The first vineyard plantings at Davishon were the main block in 1992, with the next two blocks being planted 1996. After experimenting with 10/5, 2/10, and clone 13 & 5 pinot noir clones, the new blocks have been planted with Davis 5 (Pommard) and Dijon clone 115. These are starting to produce exciting results. The 3.5 hectare vineyard is now 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Gris and the remainder Chardonnay.
Our vines are grown on a Geneva Double Curtain trellising system. It is also referred to simply as GDC. The concept aims to improve grape quality by reducing shade within a dense canopy, by dividing the mass of foliage into two. The trunk is grown high, about 1.5m. From this two permanent cordons grow, each one trained out to run along a supporting wire, approximately 1.2m apart. Along the cordon are the spurs that produce the fruiting canes, which hang down towards the ground. Hence the canopy has been divided into two 'curtains'. This trellising system has many advantages by improving exposure of the bunches to light, more uniform budburst and ripening, increased quality of fruit and yield. Our vines are protected from unwelcome frost damage, using overhead sprinklers.
Our Philosophy is to continue producing premium quality wines. As a small producer we are able to give the extra tender loving care to our vines, to enable us to produce consistent high quality wines."
- Gold Medal - 2018 NZIWS (2017 vintage)
- Gold Medal - 2018 New World Wine Awards (2017 vintage)
- Blue Gold - 2018 Sydney Int'l Wine Comp (2017 vintage)
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