Vineyard Block: Southview
Block Name: Southview
Planted in 100% pinot noir comprising of four different clones. Grapes from this block are regarded as the most 'balanced' in the entire vineyard and are usually destined for Akarua Reserve Pinot Noir.
Height above Sea Level: 272 – 305m
Aspect & Orientation: South East / North West orientation – quite steep at the top.
Soil Breakdown: Young alluvial, schist based sandy/silt and sandy loams.
Year planted: 1998
Variety planted: Pinot Noir
Clones: 115, 10/5, 6 & 5
Trellis System: 2 cane VSP
Final Wine Destination: Reserve Pinot Noir