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An attractive collection of Premium Central Otago wines

Sustainably grown, intensely flavoured grapes make these wines extremely delelctable

All of these wines pair wonderfully with food, a perfect addition to your next dinner party!

Ceres Premium Collection

$30.50p/Btl
6 Btls, $183.00 6 Btls, $159.13

Ceres Premium Collection

A beautiful collection of Central Otago wines by Ceres that reflect the vineyards they are grown on...
$30.50p/Btl
6 Btls, $183.00 6 Btls, $159.13

This beautiful collection of Ceres Central Otago wines perfectly showcases the beliefs of the brand. Ceres wanted their wines to reflect the vineyards they are grown on. They also respect the land and have a comprehensive and ethical approach to viticulture meaning we only employ truly sustainable practises. Great wine is made on the vineyard and the most important input is the grapes - which is why they chose to name the wine after the Roman Goddess of Agriculture!

The Ceres wine brand is the result of a collaboration of brothers Matt and James Dicey. James Dicey is the viticulturalist for Mt Difficulty and the grapes from Inlet Vineyard are grown to the Mt Difficulty standard. This means a lot of hand care and attention and low yields to ensure concentrated and intensely flavoured grapes. Yields are restricted to a maximum of 6t/ha and all grapes are hand harvested.

2x Ceres Bannockburn Black Rabbit Central Otago Riesling 2018

Showing brilliant purity and poise, this exquisite Riesling shows white flesh nectarine, rockmelon, lemon peel and apple blossom aromas on the nose, leading to a focused palate that is superbly concentrated. The wine flows along a fine-textured line of fruit extract and phenolics, with crisp, lacy acidity balancing the sweetness and providing mouthwatering freshness. The flavours are long and sustained. This is a beautifully refined, taut, medium-sweet Riesling with a fine line and crisp acidity. The wine offers subtle sweetness which is perfectly balanced by vibrant acidity, finishing lingering and mouth-watering. Elegant yet powerful with a gorgeous flowing mouthfeel. At its best: 2019 to 2028.

The fruit for this wine was harvested on the 13th March in excellent condition. The fruit was destemmed and pressed to tank where it was settled for a week, before racking slightly cloudy for ferment. The wine was fermented with native yeasts, the wine stopped naturally with 35g/L of residual sugar. The wine was filtered but not fined before being bottled in June.

Seal: Screw Cap - Alc: 10.5%

2x Ceres Composition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Attractive and engaging bouquet of ripe red berry fruits - raspberry, plum and cherry, plenty of spice and mineral tones with a wild red rose perfume. On the palate - dry, fruity with flavours that reflect the nose - wild raspberry and plum, moderate toasty oak and oak spice layer, loads of energy, fine tannins and plenty of acidity, youthful.

Ceres Bannockburn Pinot Noir is made up of fruit from 2 vineyards in the sub-region of Bannockburn, totalling 8 ha. The Inlet vineyard - situated on a river terrace above the Bannockburn Inlet along Cairnmuir Orad in Bannockburn. Planted in 2002, the souls are loess ranging from 200-600mm on top of deep clay gravels, around 160,000 years old. On an elevation of 225-245. 5.25 ha. The second vineyard, Black Rabbit - neighbouring Inlet vineyard, 1.46 ha, the site elevation is 250-315m with ancient soils between 4 and 300 milion years old.

Seal: Screw Cap - Alc: 14%

2x Ceres Bannockburn Swansong Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

Aromatic Pinot Gris with freshly-baked bread, stewed apple, clove, spice and nashi pear flavours. A weighty, textural wine, with a hint of heat and hardness from alcohol (14.5%) and fruity acidity giving a drying finish.

The fruit for this wine hails from the Swansong vineyard, located on Felton Road, Bannockburn. It is a heavily terraced vineyard, planted in 2008. The soils are eroded gravels and clays with low fertility. The first year of production was 2011.

Seal: Screw Cap - Alc: 14.5%

 

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