A world Class Getwurztraminer planted and conceived
in Ormond, Gisborne, by Nick Nobilo
Vinoptima is a single variety, 10 hectare vineyard estate in Ormond, near Gisborne on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is the creation of one man – pioneering New Zealand winemaker Nick Nobilo. The vision for Vinoptima is simply to produce the world’s best Gewurztraminer.
Nick has long held the view that Gewurztraminer from Ormond can become recognised as being amongst the best of this variety in the world. He is now turning this vision into reality with Vinoptima. Latin for “best wines”, Vinoptima is based on the French paradigm of terrior and combines the best of both old and new world winemaking practices.
The Vinoptima Esate vineyard lies in a unique terrior at Ormond, 26 kilometres from the coast and is protected on three sides by a low range of hills. As well as possessing the alluvial soils ideal for the vines, the Ormond vineyard microclimate is hotter and drier than the cool growing climate of the coast, producing an unusually high intensity in aromatic varieties, perfect for the Vinoptima Estate’s Gewurztraminer grapes.
The Vinoptima winery incorporates modern and traditional winemaking processes and is designed specifically to maximise the potential of just one grape variety, Gewurztraminer. Maturation and bottle aging at the winery are an integral part of the winemaking process and each vintage is cellared for up to 3 years prior to release. Vinoptima Gewurztraminer will improve with careful cellaring for many years.