Ceres 2017 ‘Swansong’ Pinot Gris and 2016 ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir

14-Mar-2018

‘Ceres’ is the Central Otago wine brand of the Dicey family who play a very influential role in the industry in the region. Father Robin Dicey has been responsible for identifying and planting many of the best vineyards in Central Otago. His son James has taken over his father’s role in viticultural work and consultation throughout the region, and other son Matt is the winemaker at Mt Difficulty, making the wines there and many others for contract clients. Ceres is the produce from their own Bannockburn vineyards, these being the ‘Inlet’, ‘Black Rabbit’, ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Swansong’ sites. In the early stages of development, the Ceres wines were blends of fruit from these vineyards, but as the vines and sites have matured, the Diceys have released single site wines which are crafted to reflect terroir. Here, I review the 2017 ‘Swansong’ Pinot Gris, and the 2016 ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir, the latter made from fruit blended from two vineyards. www.cereswines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Ceres ‘Swansong’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017
  • Ceres ‘Composition’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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