Central Otago – digging deep

Soil pit at Prophet's Rock, Central Otago

For the technical aspects of this article, I am particularly grateful to Roger Gibson of Lowburn Ferry, and to Steve Davies of Doctors Flat for showing me round the Cromwell Basin. For more on the recent Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration and my tasting notes, see Central Otago Pinot Noir – in search of style.  

The main theme of the first masterclass at this year's Pinot Noir Celebration in the far south of New Zealand was style. As each producer goes in search of a style of Pinot Noir that best expresses their region – in this case...