The Cuvée Aux Antipodes is the meeting of two winemakers, Paul Pujol and Francois Millet from the two hemispheres. The Old and the New World seemingly so distant, join here in a human and winemaking adventure with a common passion for Pinot Noir and the beauty of its terroirs.
The grapes were sourced from our Home Vineyard which is located on a high-elevation, steep glacial terrace in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. This stunning site has clay and pedogenic lime soil, featuring schist and quartz. Cellaring will reward collectors over the next 10+ years from vintage.
This Pinot Noir was made by Francois Millet, winemaker at the iconic Chambolle Musginy estate of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue. Francois even insisted on flying in his own hand pumps to ensure that the wine was made using the same tools exactly as he would in Burgundy. 100% destemmed from one parcel of the home block. Vinified in tank with one plunge by hand. Aged in 33% new oak for 17 months.