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School House

"The School House Pinot Noir embodies the extremities of Central Otago. Coming from a sloping vineyard 400 meters above sea level in Bendigo, it ripens late, with warm days and cool nights preserving colour, depth, nerve and vitality. Great tension then gets expressed in the wine, as shapely fruit, is offset by an natural acid drive, nervy structure and coating minerality. A vineyard that is staggeringly beautiful elicits a wine that exudes sheer class"
Christopher Keys, Winemaker

The highest of the Bendigo Vineyards, the School House Vineyard at 400 meters gives spectacular wines – and views. Its gently sloping North face is frost resistant and lies adjacent to the original School building of the Bendigo community.
The beauty of this vineyard is the combination of finer complex glacial outwash and schist soils, and later, cooler ripening. Here Pinot Noir gains remarkable elegance, perfume and length, with fine mineral tannins.
The School House Pinot Noir has great depth of fruit, and a structure based on the combination of fine acidity and mineral tannin.

SOIL TYPE
From a high altitude Bendigo vineyard, the soil type is fine loess and sand over glacial outwash and schist.

CLONAL/ROOTSTOCK SELECTION
This is a combination of clones 667, 114, 6, 777 and 115.

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