Vineyard: Bell Hill

OwnersMarcel Giesen, Sherwyn Velduizen
StoryEstablished in 1997 at the site of a former lime quarry. Densely planted. Rated 5 stars by Fourth Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification 2011.
Dates Planted1998-2009
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

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2009 Bell Hill Canterbury Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 194 cases, $115, screwcap. Imported by Terrell Wines, San Francisco, CA. Established by Marcel Giesen and Sherwyn Veldhuizen in 1997. Situated at a 1920s lime quarry in North Canterbury. 5.6-acre vineyard planted on limestone derived soils on a north facing hillside. 9,090-11,363 vines per hectare. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red cherries and berries, Asian 5-spice, sandalwood and tobacco-laced oak. Medium bodied core of tasty dark red, oaklaced, cherry and berry fruit lifted by bright acidity, finishing with good richness and a refreshing tang. Mineral-driven acidity is the best feature of this wine. Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »