Aitken’s Folly Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Fiona Aitken and her husband Ian Percy founded their boutique winegrowing venture Aitken’s Folly by planting a 3 ha vineyard on Riverbank Road, on the outskirts of Wanaka in 2008. Over two-thirds of the vines are devoted to the Abel, 667 and 5 clones of Pinot Noir, and nearly one-third to the new 548 Chardonnay clone. They tend to the viticulture personally, with advice from James Dicey, and the wine is made by Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen at the Maude winery. I reviewed the first 2012 vintage releases in March last year (click here to see my reviews), and now, I review the 2013 Pinot Noir, the yields for this vintage allowing for the three clones to be fermented separately, whereas the small volumes of 2012 required all the fruit to be fermented together.


  • Aitken’s Folly ‘Riverbank Road’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

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