GRAD Pinot noir Clone 2 series (Derived from early 1960s U.C.D.4 old vines, including heat-treated D.S.I.R. selections)

The GRAD 2 clone series of Pinot noir derives from genetic material of extremely high quality and offers a very serious, carefully and systematically selected and locally developed, alternative to the 'Dijon' clones. Like the widely misunderstood and under-rated Abel clone, the GRAD clone series (development of which is now continuing into its third decade) offers more and better than is being achieved, or even, in all likelihood, can be achieved, in New Zealand from almost all of the range of the Bernard Dijon Pinot noir clones.

The Origins, History, and Confusion of Pinot Noir Clone A.M. 10/5 and Certain Pinot Droit and Other Pinot Noir Clones in New Zealand

Gerald Atkinson's definitive account of the longstanding confusion in New Zealand between the Pinot noir clone A.M. 10/5 and the U.C. Davis upright-growing, Pinot droit, Pinot noir clone FVI60v15.