Located high up on the terraces of a Bendigo sheep station with stunning views over the valley below, this small sun-trapped basin sheltered from the prevailing north-west wind is flanked by two spectacular canyons. The gentle sloping topography allows for cold air to drain off the hill-sides to alleviate the risk of frost. The soils consist of fine wind blown loess left over from glaciers ten of thousands of years before with traces of clay developed during this period.
Traditional French Pinot Noir clones of Pommard; clone 5 and Dijon; clones 115, 667 and 777 were planted in 2003, with a small but intensely fruited harvest insuring, displaying the potential that Hayden knew was possible.
The combination of climate and soils at The Canyon allow for a full structured wine with plenty of meaty backbone, a real statement of Pinot Noir.
Central Otago Pinot Noir