Terrace edge (Waipara) 2016 Pinot Noir
Organic Winery of the Year - Riedel 2018
4 1/2 Stars - Winestate Magazine
NZ Organic Vineyard of the Year (2018)
5 Stars - Raymond Chan
5 Stars - Sam Kim
This Waipara winery has been called the one to watch and they really are.
Very low cropping levels result in a fruit driven, concentrated wine with the lovely velvety texture which makes this variety so famous. Hand plunging is carried out to achieve delicate extraction of colour and flavour from the skins, before at least 10 months maturation in French oak barriques. During this time it undergoes natural malolactic fermentation in small vats with indigenous yeast.
Darkish ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. The nose has a core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit with some lovely florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with sweet and spicy flavours of dark-red berry fruits that fill the mouth.