A wise man once said “find the best vineyard sites you can because you can’t out perform your vineyards.” So they found the Sancta vineyard on the now world famous Felton Road in Bannockburn and set up shop.
Terra Sancta. It means sacred earth, holy land and there’s definitely something pretty bloody special about this little corner of the wine world. It’s home to the first vines planted in Bannockburn. And the firsts don’t stop there, these guys can also claim to be the first producer of a wine based Botanical Aperitivo in NZ, the first to plant the Lagrien variety, the first super premium Rosé and the first Rosé producer to make Michael Cooper’s “Super Classic” list.
This the Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir from the 2019 vintage. Using hand picked fruit from some of their single block vineyards (like the well known Slapjack Block and Jackson’s Block) – in their own words “The texture is velvet, the finish complex…this is a gorgeous Pinot Noir.”
Worth every penny and then some. Drink now or up to 12 years from vintage.