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THE SURVEYOR SAYS: EXPLORE CENTRAL OTAGO NEW ZEALAND

THE SURVEYOR SAYS: EXPLORE CENTRAL OTAGO NEW ZEALAND

This wine takes its name from John Thomson, great- great-grandfather of winery owner, David Hall-Jones. John Thomson, known as “Surveyor Thomson,” mapped much of New Zealand in the 1850’s including the now famous Pinot Noir hotbed of Central Otago on the South Island. Domaine Thomson only produces Pinot Noir from its estate located in the Lowburn/Pisa Hills sub-region of Central Otago. Northeast facing on the western shores of Lake Dunstan, the vineyard source of this wine was planted in 2000 and is certified organic.  Biodynamic wine making practices are also employed. We were pleased to obtain the Domaine Thomson representation for the Ontario marketplace having visited New Zealand in Feb. 2020, just prior to all the COVID lockdowns.  Sam Kim, leading New Zealand wine critic, wrote: “Wonderfully ripe and beautifully lifted, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game, toasted spice and floral aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's supple and lingering. It's gorgeously fruited and expressed, backed by fine chalky tannins, finishing long and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2025. Score – 94.” Enjoy with lamb kebabs with a side of Tzatziki dip to add bit of zip to your lip.

2019 Explorer Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir V19619, $29.95

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