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Aurum Wines

Owner(s) Joan Lawrence, Tony Lawrence
Web site www.aurumwines.co.nz
 
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Aurum is a boutique family estate with two vineyards on the shores of Lake Dustan in Lowburn planted in 1997 and 1998 and Te Wairere Vineyard near Cromwell planted in 2001. Established in 2002 by Joan and Tony Lawrence, all Aurum wines since 2006 come from estate-grown grapes.

A tasting facility is open daily during summer months. The wines are imported to the United States by Via Pacifica Imports, Sebastopol, CA.

Reviewed Wines

2006 Aurum Wines Mathilda Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $36, screw cap. Imported by Via Pacifica Imports, Sebastopol, CA. A reserve wine named after the first born child of the winemakers. Matured in French oak for 10 months. · Very fragrant red fruit and baking spices. Delicate and silky with admirable elegance. The red fruits are demure and want for intensity. Currently the nose trumps the flavors but this one deserves another look in several months. Reviewed October 13, 2008 ARTICLE »