Hilok ‘Premier’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

The ‘Hilok’ Central Otago Pinot Noir label is a reference to Alexandra’s iconic "hill clock”, and features a stylised clock with hands at the 2.47 position on the front label and top of the bright red screwcap. The owners of Hilok are Jerry Day, Rory McLellan and Cam Dykes. Jerry and Rory are part of the co-operative managing 54 ha of vineyard that was part of the McArthur Ridge concept, the original plantings established in 2002. Their share is 5 ha and they have various options with the fruit, from taking a small portion or all of the fruit, pooling it to selling it as grapes or juice, or working in a joint venture with other producers in making wine. The co-operative vineyard is managed by John and Christine Rasmussen (who have the Schist Hills wines) with Robin Dicey as the viticultural consultant. However, Jerry and Rory’s start-up vision was to have their own wine, and with the input of Cam Dykes, this was realised with the release of their own wine, ‘Hilok’ from the 2009. The 2010 vintage reviewed here is the produce of 7.5 tonnes committed to this label, the wine made by Kevin Clarke at the Earnscleugh Road Wine Co. facility. www.hilok.co.nz


  • Hilok ‘Premier’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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