Lauregan Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2013

29-Oct-2014
Lauregan Wines is the small Central Hawke’s Bay winegrowing passion of Michael and Hazel Old. They originally planted Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1995, but following the inconsistent performance replanted to modern clones of Pinot Noir in 2008. The north-west facing hillside vineyard on Kahuranaki Road on the eastern side of the Tukituki River is at the northern end of Central Hawke’s Bay and measures 1.6 ha in size. It is personally tended by Michael and Hazel who aim for quality, with dry farming, and yields less than 1 kg per vine from one bunch per shoot. The wine is made on site by Michael with the assistance of Leith Ashworth. 2013 is the first ‘commercial’ vintage with approx. 150 dozen wine made. A projected maximum is 500-600 cases, but there is no production target. Here, I review the inaugural 2013 Lauregan Pinot Noir. It is a statement wine that commands attention for following releases. www.laureganwines.co.nz

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