Central Otago New Zealand
Importer:  Wholebunch Wines (tristan@wholebunchwines.com.au)

Proprietor:  John Buchanan & Duncan Forsyth
Year of Establishment: 1998
Size of Estate: 21 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 10,000

Website: www.mountedward.com

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In the words of Curtis Marsh, “Mount Edward belongs to a wild fermenting gaggle of Central Otago vignerons that have evolved like a Band of Brothers; all to a varying degree recalcitrant, insubordinate, revolutionist, mischievous, ingenious, jocular and witty but in the Neo-Darwinism of the New Zealand wine industry, they are the dynamic – the avant-garde.

They are above all, pinot noir producers, a certain nonconformist genus that has a different polymorphism and charisma to say, cabernet sauvignon producers who are invariably straight-laced people, making rigid, prudish (Bordeaux-style) wines.

 

These Central Otago rebels with a cause are however genuinely altruistic and beyond their bonhomie and flippant masquerade is a resolute and earnest determination to achieve distinctiveness.”

 


 

VINES

Morrison Vineyard

Size
7.9 hectares
% of your production
100%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
Schist derived loams from light to dense over alluvial gravels
Varieties planted
Pinot noir, riesling, albarino, chardonnay
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Manure, green manure, mulch, humus,  seaweed and vineyard compost plus lucerne teas
Pest control
Sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical cultivation via tractor and animals
When was it converted to natural farming
2005

 

 
 

Wines

Morrison Albarino

2014
Variety/ies
Albarino
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Morrison Vineyard
Days of skin contact
Some - 20 % - 21 days
Filtered
Yes. Pad
Fined
No
Elevage
4 months in stainless steel tank on primary lees, then 20% goes in to barrels for 21 days with skins
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
35ppm

Morrison Pinot Noir

2011
Variety/ies
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Morrison Vineyard
Days of skin contact
21 days 75% wholebunch
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
After a 21 day ferment in stainless steel then 16 months in 225 Lt barrels with 15% new and the remainder old and neutral
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
30ppm

 Morrison Gruner Veltliner

2013
Variety/ies
Gruner Veltliner
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Morrison Vineyard
Days of skin contact
5 hours
Filtered
Yes. Pad
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel barrels for 8 months on primary lees
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
30ppm

Morrison Riesling

2014
Variety/ies
Riesling
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Morrison Vineyard
Days of skin contact
5 hours
Filtered
Yes. Pad
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
20ppm