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ALEXANDER VINEYARD Dusty Road 2014

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ALEXANDER VINEYARD Dusty Road 2014

ALEXANDER VINEYARD Dusty Road Pinot Noir, Martinborough
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ALEXANDER VINEYARD Dusty Road Pinot Noir, Martinborough
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: Martinborough
  • Code: AVDRPN
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: New Zealand

Region Martinborough

Martinborough

Martinborough is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is the island’s driest area, due to the rain shadow created by the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges. The district is prone to spring frosts, with wind machines employed throughout the area to protect young vines from frost damage. Martinborough’s climate is cool with some maritime influence and the region enjoys one of the longest growing seasons in New Zealand. There is significant diurnal variation, excellent for preserving aromatics and acidity and the naturally breezy conditions help to curb vine vigour, resulting in low yields of grapes with great intensity and flavor concentration. Over time, the river which runs through the region, has carved out cliffs and escarpments to expose stony sub-soils, helping to create the premium vineyard site of ‘Martinborough Terrace’ built over layers of alluvial river terraces. Martinborough has significant plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling but is best known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir sought the world over.

Winery ALEXANDER VINEYARD

'Alexander Vineyard is a boutique Martinborough winegrowing operation owned by Michael Finucane and his wife Roz Walker. Joining the founders Kingsley and Deborah Alexander as working partners, Michael and Roz established their own 5 ha vineyard on Hinakura Road over 1997-1998 with 15,000 Pinot Noir and 750 Merlot vines all close-planted, and took over Alexander Vineyards in 2001. Michael and Roz finished their new winery at the vineyard site in time for the 2014 vintage. They are fully hands-on with the viticulture and winemaking, and have made a good number of high quality wines which have a loyal following.