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2020 Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NZ

Inviting Otago Pinot with some good structure and solidity behind the ripe, pure fruit.

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About The Wine

River Run is the Otago combo from Chard Farm, a blend of all of their vineyards across this large region - Lowburn, Gibbston and Parkburn are all represented.

Some characteristic Otago spice and ripe red fruits are the dominant first impression, followed up with a layered palate that is quite firm and savoury - more so than you may think for a wine of relatively modest price!

It's both sinewy and slurpy, can be enjoyed now but will smooth out deliciously over the next few years.

About Chard Farm

The original Chard of Chard farm was a small farmer from Dorset called Richard Chard who arrived in Central Otago in 1862.

The current landholder, on the same spectacular site, is owner Rob Hay who purchased the farm in 1987, seeing the former fruit orchard as ideal place for viticulture, armed with years of study at wine school in Germany.

A contender for best sited cellar door in the word, Chard Farm sits above a gorge where the fast-flowing Kawarau River flows down towards Queenstown. The Remarkables ski area and the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, the birthplace of bungee-jumping are around the corner.

The great success of their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays allowed for expansion into the Cromwell basin where they now farm four vineyards.

Chard Farm winery
Chard Farm winery
Central Otago, NZ
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From The Producer

River Run is our Central Otago regional Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in our vineyards in different sub-regions of Central Otago. The deep alpine valleys and waterways of Central Otago have carved the land available for grape growing into quite distinct sub-regions. Each pocket of land has its own unique climate and soil mix producing quite different styles of Pinot Noir. River Run captures the character of each of the sub-regions where our vineyards are planted. Lowburn gives us bright, fresh sweet fruit, Gibbston savory and herbal tones, and Parkburn brings good texture and mineral length.

The aromas are deep and dense, with dark cherry fruit and dried herbs to the fore opening to a floral rose and black tea perfume. Sumptuous mouth filling red and black cherry flavours move into the herb and tea notes on a pleasantly persistent finish. The silky tannins and plush acid provide enough detail and push to keep things fresh and perfectly balanced.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Chard Farm founder Rob Hay
Chard Farm founder Rob Hay
Central Otago, NZ
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My favourite NZ pinot

I absolutely love chard farm, this is their cheapest Pinot and well worth trying.

Concentrated red fruits, great acid and just a delicious wine!

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