Peter and Felicity Parish,
157 Church Road, Waipara
North Canterbury 7483
Phone: +64 3 314 6940
Nicky Parish, Winemaker
Phone: +64 21 579 428
For Trade enquiries please contact Nicky or Peter directly.
Dunnolly is situated in the South Island of New Zealand. North Canterbury is a captivating place and relatively new wine growing region in New Zealand. The wines emerging from the Waipara Valley are unique and exquisite.
The terroir of our vineyard and region make our wines special and interesting. The Dunnolly vineyard has been planted on predominantly limestone clay soils giving the wines texture and depth. The diurnal temperature change in the summer gives the Pinot Noir ripe complexity and intensity on the palate. The vines are well balanced, with low cropping levels giving our wines power and concentration edged with a delicate touch.
OUR PINOT NOIR
Dunnolly has two different clones planted on the property. The first clone planted in the main block is Clone 10/5 and the 2nd clone planted is 777. Clone 10/5 is known for its larger tannin, more bold flavour and palate weight which compliments the 777 Clone that has more palate weight and primary fruit dominant on the nose. The first wine launched by Dunnolly was made entirely from our Clone 777 in 2010. Each year only the top fruit is selected for our Dunnolly Pinot Noir.
Clone 6 Chardonnay was selected by Matt Parish when Dunnolly was being established. This was traditionally a bubbly base clone, but it quickly became apparent to winemakers that these vines produced sensational "Chablis" type fruit that was textured with minerality on the nose. The Chardonnay was planted in the main block as part of the original 72 Rows. The Chardonnay is handpicked each vintage with only the premium fruit making the Dunnolly Reserve Chardonnay.
We only grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on our home vineyard. In 2016 we sourced Pinot Gris from local growers and then in 2017, we crafted Sauvignon Blanc from a small Marlborough block. Now with the skills of our Winemaker Nicky Parish we are able to demonstrate the quality of our wines and ability to diversify our range of wines.
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