Lauregan Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2015

03-Aug-2018

Lauregan is the micro-boutique wine venture of Mike and Hazel Old who established their 1.6 ha vineyard on Kahuranaki Road on the eastern side of the Tukituki river at the northern end of Central Hawke’s Bay in 1995. They found that Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon performed inconsistently, so replaced them with Dijon clone Pinot Noir which yielded their first vintage and wine in 2013. The vines are dry-farmed and the yields are very low, with under 5 tonnes of fruit produced. The 2013 was a very dark and concentrated wine which has been attributed to the site, the Old’s stylistic preferences and the vintage. 2014 yielded a lighter wine (click here to see my reviews). The Olds desire to produce the ‘masculine‘ style as seen in the 2013. They have Leith Ashworth having input in the winemaking. Here, I review the new release 2015 vintage. www.laureganwines.co.nz


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  • Lauregan ‘Single Vineyard’ Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2015

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