LOWBURN FERRY "SKELETON CREEK" 2004 PINOT NOIR FROM CENTRAL OTAGO RELEASED
 
 
Lowburn Ferry - fine Pinot Noir wine from Central Otago


LOWBURN FERRY "SKELETON CREEK" 2004 PINOT NOIR RELEASED - 19 October 2005

Following the huge success of our first vintage, Lowburn Ferry 2003 Pinot Noir from Central Otago (winner of the Bragato Award for Champion Wine of Show, Mike Wolter Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir Table Wine, and trophy for Champion Red Table Wine in August 2005), we are proud to offer our Lowburn Ferry “Skeleton Creek” 2004 Pinot Noir.

Volumes will be extremely limited for at least the next two years and at this stage we are only offering the wine to those who have pre-ordered or indicated their interest in purchasing Lowburn Ferry.

For the 2004 vintage we opted to purchase grapes from the Bannockburn area of Central Otago. This decision was made to optimise the opportunity for our young vines to complete establishment following a difficult start to the season with unseasonable frosts. By doing this we believe we are keeping the vines on our Lowburn Ferry Vineyard in top condition for future vintages. This has been proven by the high quality of fruit we harvested in 2005.

The 2004 Pinot noir has been named “Skeleton Creek” Pinot Noir to differentiate it from the wines made from our Lowburn Ferry vineyard in the Lowburn Valley. We have also acknowledged this in the lower pricing of the wine – and it represents excellent value for money. It is drinking well now and will continue to improve - see below for tasting notes. Volumes will be extremely limited for at least the next two years of our highly sought-after wines

Tasting Notes:
The 2004 “Skeleton Creek” Pinot Noir is deep garnet in colour and exhibits savoury and dark cherry aromas. The palate is sweet blackberry and red fruits, with good fine tannin structure showing from the start to a long finish, with subtle contribution from the oak barrels (French oak, 30% new).
Drink now, or cellar 3-5 years.

Retail Price: $NZ 29.95

THIS WINE IS MADE BY THE SAME WINEMAKER AS OUR PREVIOUS VINTAGE, - HIS MAKING OF THE 2003 VINTAGE WAS DESCRIBED IN DECANTER MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2005 AS “SOPHISTICATED WINEMAKING.”

Ordering


This wine is currently available almost 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 www.lowburnferry.co.nz

Orders can 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 or use the form below

Trade enquiries are welcome

for more information go to http://www.lowburnferry.co.nz
The next Lowburn Ferry wine to be released made from grapes from our vineyard in the Lowburn Valley will be the 2005 vintage (est. release October 2006).


"great wine
is made in the vineyard"


AWARDS & SCORES FOR OUR PREVIOUS VINTAGE – LOWBURN FERRY PINOT NOIR 2003:
NZ Winegrowers Bragato Wine Awards 2005:
CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW,
Mike Wolter Memorial Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir Table Wine,
CHAMPION RED TABLE WINE,

Gold medal
Five Star Honours - NZ Red - Best of the Bunch tasting - Cuisine Magazine March 2004
JANCIS ROBINSON - tasting of 120+ New Zealand pinot noirs, published in her Purple Pages, March 2005 Lowburn Ferry 2003 Central Otago: 18 (out of 20) Drink 2006-09
DECANTER MAGAZINE 2005 TASTING OF NZ PINOT NOIRS: 4 stars


Lowburn Ferry Vineyard, Jean & Roger Gibson, Strathburn Farm, 5 Swann Road, RD2, Cromwell
Phone: +64 (3) 445 0846, Fax +64 (3) 445 0840, Email: