Gibbston Highgate Estate

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    Address: 110 Gibbston Back Rd, Gibbston, Central Otago, POBox 256 New Zealand
    Phone: 64 3 4770300
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    Number of User Ratings: 1
    Region: Central Otago
    Size: Small
    Open to visitors: No

    Features: Family friendly, Picnic area, Romantic

    Types of wine: Red Pinot Noir, White Chardonnay, White Pinot Gris Pinot Grigio
    Proprietor: Jacques&Swava Pociecha

    Description: With my husband Jacques we own Gibbston Highgate Estate a boutique estate, established in 1994 and located on the upper terraces of the Gibbston Valley at 380 to 420 altitudes.Vineyard is managed under SWNZ accredited program. Wines are produced from the single estate grapes, with minimal intervention during winemaking. Consistency of quality is expressed in example of awards:BLUE GOLD & TOP 100 SYDNEY IWC 2008&2010 FINALIST BEST PINOT NOIR IN WINESTATE AUSTRALIA 2008&2010 TROPHY RECIPIENT BEST PINOT NOIR SYDNEY IWC 2008 This year our Pinot Noir 2011 was selected by Air NZ for international flights and is served in Air NZ Business Class. On 8th of June LCBO released 168 cases of our Estate Pinot Noir 11. You would be able to access reviews on: Product Information 11 pinot noir soultaker (gibbston highgate) vintages 55814 | 750 ml bottle price $ 28.95 - Cached New Vintage Releases | WineNZ Magazine - The Taste of our Country Gibbston Highgate Soultaker Pinot Noir 2011: ... - Cached Vintages Preview | WineAlign - WineAlign | Find the right wine at the ... Gibbston Highgate Estate 2011 Soultaker Pinot Noir is from the unofficial Gibbston Valley sub-appellation of Central Otago. ... The ’11 pinot noir is fine and delicate. - Cached If you are interested in our wines, contact Don Ackerman our agent in Toronto area:Don Ackerman, Wines& Spirits, Toronto, Tel:416-930-2950

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  • 2011 2010

    2011 Soultaker Pinot Noir Vintage - Pinot Noir - Red

    Retail Price: $39.99

    Soultaker Pinot Noir

    Ruby colour, with crimson hues.

    Red Cherry and dark Dawson Cherry aromas comingled with some black plums and forest floor undertones and scents.

    The palate is underlined by fine grained oak tannins and long finish. It unwinds on opening and brings up rich and sweet fruit.
    Dark poultry such as game birds, duck and turkey, but also slow traditional roast chicken.

    An elegant companion to lamb and pork, and excellent with salmon.

    Ready to enjoy now. Will cellar well for 10 years at least.
    From our small, old Gibbston vineyard, with varied soil structure resulting in several harvest parcels from 4 Pinot Noir clones.

    Hand tended vines and harvested fruit. Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited vineyards, winery and bottling/storage plant.

    Vertical shoot positioning canopy, hand tended upwards throughout the season. Fruit harvested from mid April to early May 2012 at 24.5 – 26.5 brix ripeness.
    Some 10% of whole bunch fruit added to ferment, the rest destemmed and cold macerated before and after the ferment.

    Fermented in open-top fermenters, some batches with help of wild/indigenous yeasts, and some with cultured Burgundy yeast.

    Spent 12 months in French oak Burgundy barrels.

    2011 Heartbreaker Chardonnay Vintage - Chardonnay - White

    Retail Price: $29.99

    Heartbreaker Chardonnay

    Bright and elegant with lemon yellow hue.

    The wine exhibits a creamy nose with brioche and melon, with lifted jasmine and honey suckle notes.

    The palate has good texture, with refreshing and firm acidity. It is well balanced and has an enjoyable splash of lemon and lasting finish. Showing good minerality of Gibbston fruit.
    A good match with many foods, excellent with pan fried fish and white meats, as well as strong cheeses and oysters.
    Ready to enjoy now but will cellar for well for many years “rounding up” in the process and around its backbone of minerals and acidity.
    From single vineyard; our old, awards wining Gibbston vineyard and old vines. One clone only - 100% Mendoza clone on its own roots.

    Hand- tended vines, and hand thinned out and hand harvested fruit. Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited vineyard, winery and bottling plant.
    The fruit whole bunch pressed.

    All unsettled juice fermented in new and old French barrels by wild yeast. Some 2/3 of wine separated into stainless steel tanks and sitting on lees and undergoing secondary (malolactic) fermentation. Allowed to sit on its lees for a prolonged time with frequent lees stirring. A portion of wine did not go through secondary ferment.

    All portions blended, cold stabilized and finished with minimal fining and filtration.

  • Region:  Central Otago

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