Doctors Flat Pinot Noir 2010


As with most winemakers, owning a piece of land is their way of keeping ‘grounded' and connected with the land. Steve Davies, well-known for his time making the excellent Carrick wines acquired a 3 ha site in Bannockburn at 100 m above Lake Dunstan and planted it to Pinot Noir Dijon clones 114, 115 and 777 over five blocks in 2002. A slightly cooler site than many in the area, Steve is now finding a consistent vineyard character expressed as a "slightly spicy, violet, blackberry component that is evident despite any seasonal variation”. Steve first released his own ‘Doctors Flat' Pinot Noir with the 2008 vintage, which was followed quickly by the 2009. (Click here for my reviews.) Both wines have been well-received and his 2010 vintage Pinot Noir is about to be put out on the market. It is the most seriously constructed to date and is very finely presented as the first two releases. Here is my review. www.doctorsflat.co.nz


  • Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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