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NZ winery uses terroir ‘fingerprint’ to verify fine wine origin

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North Canterbury-based Pyramid Valley has formed a partnership with fellow New Zealand firm Oritain, which specialises in proving the origin of different products, and said the group’s ability to ‘fingerprint’ vineyard terroir offers a way to guarantee the provenance of its fine wines. Both partners suggested the system could contribute to preventing fine wine fraud more generally, but it’s early days. Wines in Pyramid Valley’s 2020-vintage Botanicals Collection, featuring pinot Noir and chardonnay wines from vineyard parcels only a few metres apart, are the first to use the Oritain system. Bottle labels carry a QR code for drinkers to view the provenance guarantee. ‘We were looking for a way to provide two guarantees to our [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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