93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“Bright, high-energy pinot noir with cherry, brambles, dried herb, oyster-shell and mixed spice flavours supported by fine, peppery tannins. Accessible now but with good cellaring potential.” – Bob
Since this wine is a blend of two gravel soil vineyards, the wine has soft, rounded tannin, and is very easy to approach. The colour is a light ruby to pink hue. The aromas are of cherry, mushroom earthiness and red stone fruits, while the palate shows good, firm structure with a good frame of tannin. No fining or filtration is applied.
The grapes were sourced from two different vineyards in Waipara Valley. Both vineyards are situated in the centre of Waipara Valley, where the soil is called “Glacial Gravel”. Those free-draining stony soil bring good, rich aromas to the wines. Vertical Shoot Positioned Trellis is used to train vines in both vineyard. Grapes were hand harvested into small picking bins, and sorted again in the winery before fermentation.
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand
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