TRADE NEWS FROM LOWBURN FERRY | winter | june 2014
In this issue:
winter arrives | Gold at IWC | Royals get taste of Central Otago pinot | Jancis Robinson reviews | artisan winegrowers of Central Otago | wines available | vintage 2014 | wine & food | more reviews | trade support
Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2012 won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in London recently.
This influential wine show attracts entrants from all over the world and winning gold there is an endorsement of the consistent quality of our Lowburn Ferry wines.
Also hot off the press this review from JancisRobinson.com:
“Medium crimson. Sweet, like the warm smell billowing from the kitchen when cherry compote is simmering away on the stove. Mouthwatering and tingling with deliciousness. There's a sharp spine, like a slash of cranberry, which snaps all that sweet cherry juice into smart shape, and just a hint of menthol and liquorice to give it the suggestion of a dark side. The tannins lean ever so lightly on the tongue, more playful than practical. One should probably give it another year or so in bottle, but I'd struggle to resist opening it this summer. A wine that will probably give as much pleasure in its callow youth as it will with some mellowing age. (TC)” score 17+ JancisRobinson.com
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The reviews and awards are timely given the arrival in the UK of new stock and the expansion of our distribution network across the entire UK - including Scotland and Ireland.
Recent snow marked a chilly start to winter in the vineyard but made some lovely photo opportunities. Unfortunately our winter so far has been mainly low cloud which makes for fairly bleak days outside for the winter pruning which will be done over the next few months.
By Invitation Only...
The Six Nations Wine Challenge is the only wine show in the world where the wines come in exclusively by invitation from the Judges.
New World wines from Australia, NZ, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and USA are represented. "Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges the standard of wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world", says Bob Campbell MW, who invited us to submit Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2012.
Lowburn Ferry and the Artisan Winegrowers of Central Otago were guests at the Fiordland Lodge Wine Club where roasted free range duck breast served with peppercorn custard, marinated strawberries, braised beef cheek croquette and fennel matched superbly with Lowburn Ferry Skeleton Creek Pinot Noir 2011.
OK it wasn't at Lowburn Ferry but when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited NZ recently they were hosted by the Central Otago Winegrowers Association focussing international attention on wines from the region, and especially our pinot noirs for which Central Otago is famous. Official royal tour photo: Copyright Woolf/Crown