Bespoke Central Otago Wines

11-Feb-2011
The stark, natural beauty of Central Otago has drawn many people to the region for lifestyle reasons. With pioneers such as Alan Brady and Rolfe Mills paving the way, proving the viability of grapegrowing, there has been a steady stream of investors and those with a dream to have their own wine. Many of the vineyards are tiny, and thankfully viticultural and winemaking expertise has been readily available to maximise the quality of the fruit and to make small lots of wine, which is a craft unto itself. However the marketing of limited production, new entry labels is terribly difficult. The Bespoke Wine Company was established to do just that. The commonality of the wine promoted by this new company is the viticultural advice of James Dicey. He helped establish and maintains the vineyards for these labels. The vines require time to come into balance and while the initial wines can be quite variable, the inherent quality of the site can often be seen. Interestingly, different winemakers are employed by the various wine companies. www.bespokewines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Folding Hill Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009
  • Two Degrees Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008

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