Charcoal Gully ‘Sallys Pinch’ Pinot Noir 2013

26-Feb-2015
Brian and Cheryll Sanders established their Charcoal Gully wine venture with 9 ha of vines on their 28 ha property next to Mt Pisa Station on the western side of Lake Dunstan near Cromwell. 7 ha are devoted to grafted Pinot Noir, clones 5, 115, 667 and 777, these being planted in 2003. A further 2 ha of Gewurztraminer were planted the following year. The Sanders have James Dicey overseeing the viticulture and Pete Bartle of VinPro as their winemaker. As the vines mature, the character and quality of the site is becoming clearer and manifest in the growing consistency of the wines. Here, I review the new release ‘Sally’s Pinch’ Pinot Noir 2013, named after the final narrowing of the pass over Mt Pisa which Sally, a horse, carried its rider. www.charcoalgully.co.nz

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  • Charcoal Gully ‘Sallys Pinch’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

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