The China Terrace Vineyard is located in the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. Gently sloped and north facing, it has 4 clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay planted over some 7 hectares. Being over 320m, it retains a coolness relative to Bendigo’s natural warmth. This, and the complex accumulation of loess, clay and schist in its soil, gives wines of fresh, bright complexity.
The wine immediately exhibits Bendigo’s richness, in the form of
plentiful dark fruits and spice on the nose. A generous, seamless palate
unfolds with regal ease. Whilst coated in richness, the wine is graceful,
finishing with purity and finesse.