2018 Lime Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir
"Lime Hill Vineyard is the joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate at Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. The small vineyard is close-planted to a density of 6,000 vines per ha, on limestone soil with a thin layer of clay topsoil, and has 0.4 ha of predominantly Mendoza clone Chardonnay and 0.9 ha of Pinot Noir, clones, 667, 777, 115, 10/5, Abel and 5, established in 2013. The hillside vineyard, east of Masterton sits at 280 m.a.s.l. and clearly designed to follow the burgundy model." -- Raymond Chan
What The Critics Say
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Bright, taut, focused pinot noir with red cherry, violet and chalky-mineral flavours. High energy wine with a perfect balance of alcohol sweetness and fruity acidity. A pristine wine with good cellaring potential 7/8/2019." Drink 2019 - 2026
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