1988 Planting of MV6 Pinot Noir on the north facing slopes of the property. The final wine was made using carbonic infusion fermentation techniques to include 25% whole cluster on top then matured in 75% new French oak hogsheads for 10 months.
About this Wine
"MV6 planted '88 on the north-facing slopes of the property. Made using carbonic infusion techniques with 25% whole bunches on top of destemmed fruit, matured in French oak (75% new) for 9 months. The bouquet is so intense there's little need to swirl the glass as the high-toned fusion of spiced fruits and cedary oak fill the senses. The palate has a unique taste profile with the flavours meeting the tip of the tongue then following through to the finish. Made by Robin Brockett." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
About the Winery
"The quality of the wines is consistently exemplary" - James Halliday
Clyde Park Vineyard was established in 1979 by none other than Gary Farr of Bannockburn / Br Farr fame. Under the current owners, Sue Dixon and Terry Jongebloed, further plantings since have increased the vineyard to 35 acres, expanding the Chardonnay and adding Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. In all 7 clones of Pinot Noir, 6 clones of Chardonnay, 2 clones of Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc and a sole clone of Pinot Gris.
The site consists of undulating north easterly slopes. The soil varies from silt/clay to sandy loam with basalt over a limestone base. Plantings on the north easterly slope provide exposure to sunlight, whilst the river flat area offers warmth and wind protection.