Back in 2000, Rosie Butler returned to New Zealand with Australian husband Rodger Tynan, to take up the challenge of grape growing and wine making in the limestone hills of Central Hawke's Bay. Limestone, altitude and distance from the present ocean make the LIME ROCK vineyard site different from others. On these high north-facing Central Hawke’s Bay limestone hills Rosie and Rodger have found a niche for their vines. Graduation in soil depth down the slope, different aspects of the hills along with nine different clones, many on own roots, are factors that add to the complexity of their wines.
Lime Rock "Kota" Pinot Noir 2010 is supple, graceful and fragrant, with intense aromas of wild raspberry, violet and sandalwood, accented by a touch of earth and smoke. The palate offers a bright acid line, fine tannins and almost a chalky texture derived from the soils. Pair it with creamy sesame dressing, fried mushrooms, roasted leg of lamb, pumpkin seed vinaigrette & mashed potatoes.
Product of New Zealand
Alcohol by Volume: 14%