Alexandra Davishon Pinot Noir
Clear bright garnet at the core, slightly orange towards the rim from extra bottle aging. Meaty on the nose with dark fruits like prunes and rich cherries with hints of spices, followed by dark chocolate. Broad and layering on a palate, medium bodied with bright acidity that contributes backbone to the wine, and hints of musk and truffle on the finish.
The Davishon Vineyard is situated on the terrace above the Clutha River between Alexandra and Clyde in Central Otago. Grapes were first planted 150 years ago. Jean Desire Feraud came from a French winemaking family in Burgundy, who 'struck it rich' in Otago with fortune in goldmining, and with his newfound riches bought 100 hectares of land above the Clutha River, planting orchards, herbs, and vineyards. His winery was known as Monte Christo. Most of this wines sold locally, despite the local miners preferences for whisky and beer! Apparently his 1879 vintage won a 3rd place medal in a Sydney competition for 'Best Burgundy'.
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 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.
- New Zealand
- New Zealand - Otago
- Red Wine
- Pinot Noir
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