Bright crimson Pinot Noir from Central Otago. Aromas of big, ripe black cherry with hints of mushroom and toasty oak spice peeking out behind rich fruit. On the palate is fleshy black plum, with layers of cherry and sweet berries that play on the palate and dance with hints of violet and savoury notes.
“From here you can almost see the end of the Earth; the peace lifts you above your troubles.” Perched high in the hills overlooking Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, Loveblock feels a world away from the agricultural hustle & bustle below. Kim and Erica Crawford acquired this wild and untamed patch of land in 2004 and have turned their organic Loveblock farm into a haven of biodiversity. It is here they make a Sauvignon Blanc of constrained elegance and an emphasis on texture. They are also pioneering the use of green tea powder to replace sulfites as a preservative in the zero-added sulfites ‘Tee’ Sauvignon Blanc. While in Central Otago, Kim and Erica farm five different clones of Pinot Noir on their 9-hectare ‘Someone’s Darling’ vineyard, planted on sand over schist close to Bendigo, in the warmer climes of this most southerly wine region.