INTRODUCING LOWBURN FERRY September 30th 2004:
 
 
Lowburn Ferry - fine Pinot Noir wine from Central Otago


Deep in the south of New Zealand and surrounded by mountain ranges is Central Otago New Zealand's smallest but fastest growing wine region and home to some of the finest vineyards in the country. Central Otago has a continental climate hot summers and long cold winters and in small pockets of the region the combination of microclimate and unique soil conditions are perfect for growing the fickle Pinot Noir grape. The Pinot Noirs from Central Otago have been rapidly gaining international acclaim.

Nestled on a sheltered north facing terrace in the Lowburn Valley beneath the Pisa Range is the vineyard of Lowburn Ferry. We planted our first pinot noir vines in 2000. Our vines are hand tended to maximise the benefits of our unique terroir and microclimate.

Lowburn Ferry is the area surrounding an historic ferry crossing over the mighty Clutha River. A picturesque lake now occupies the ferry site at the base of the Lowburn Valley and vineyards abound on the surrounding glacial terraces where goldminers once toiled in the hot Otago sun.

Our vineyard is dedicated to the production of high quality pinot noir wine at an affordable price. While our production is relatively small our intention is to maintain a high standard of viticulture and a satisfying experience to all of our clients.

This is the first release of wine from our vineyard, and we are proud of the result! Our price makes it one of the best value Central Otago pinot noirs available.

Lowburn Ferry Pinot Noir 2003 has dense colour and lovely berry fruit aromas with barrel and briar notes. The palate is soft and ripe with subtle oak, vanilla, blackberry, raspberry and black cherry flavours. The tannin is fine, well integrated and the finish is a pleasing mix of the palate flavours. Drink now, or cellar 3-5 years.

Ordering
This wine is currently available exclusively through our secure online shop. It can be ordered online on its own or with other wines from Central Otago through the Central Otago Wine Cellar http://www.lowburnferry.co.nz

Orders can also be made by phone 0800 682469 (within New Zealand), or international +64-3-4450846 , or fax +64-3-4450840, or email wine@lowburnferry.co.nz

Price: $32.95 per bottle, or order 6 bottles or more: $30.95 per bottle
Freight free, handling fee $5 per order.
We also send overseas. Gift service available.

Trade enquiries are welcome

for more information go to http://www.lowburnferry.co.nz


"great wine
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Lowburn Ferry Pinot Noir 2003: "...dense colour, with lovely berry fruit aromas with barrel and briar notes. The palate is soft and ripe with subtle oak, vanilla, blackberry, raspberry and black cherry flavours..."
Lowburn Ferry Vineyard, Jean & Roger Gibson, Strathburn Farm, 5 Swann Road, RD2, Cromwell
Phone: +64 (3) 445 0846, Fax +64 (3) 445 0840, Email: