Gate 20 Two Central Otago 2016 Pinot Gris and 2014 Pinot Noir

16-Jan-2018

Nigel and Pauline McKinlay "fell into the business” of winegrowing when they purchased land on Felton Road, Bannockburn to build a house for their move from Dunedin. Realising they had prime land for grapegrowing with illustrious wine producers as neighbours, they planted vines from 2001. Their 5 ha vineyard consists of 2 ha of Pinot Gris, planted over 2002 and 2003, and 3 ha of Pinot Noir in clones 667, 115, 777 and 5, over 2001 to 2004. The McKinlays tend to the vineyard themselves, with extra assistance and overseeing by James Dicey, and the wines are made by Matt Dicey at the Mt Difficulty facility. The McKinlays aim for a yield of 5 to 5.5 tonnes per hectare, and reserve around 20% of the crop for their own label, and the rest of the fruit is sold under contract to Mt Difficulty. Around 250 dozen of each wine is made each year. Their aim is for high quality wine that reflects the special site they have. www.gate20two.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Gate 20 Two ‘Single Vineyard’ Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2016
  • Gate 20 Two ‘Single Vineyard’ Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

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