NZ Organic Vineyard of the Year 2018 & 2021

5 Stars & 93 Points -  Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Gorgeously complex and inviting, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, sweet plum, dried herb and mixed spice characters, leading to a splendidly silky palate that's fleshy and lingering. The wine offers delectable fruit flavours together with spicy/savoury nuances, making it fabulously drinkable. At its best: now to 2025."

5 Stars & 18.5 Points - Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Reviews
"Deep, ruby-red with some depth and good transparency, lighter edged. The nose is elegant, delicate aromas of blackberries, black cherries melded with game and red earth, along with dried herbs and an amalgam of spices. Medium-full bodied, flavours of blackberries, cherries intermixed plums; dried thyme and petals enriched the profile, unfolding game and earthy richness. Silky tannin extraction flows poetically; lingers with lovely intensity and lacy acidity. The wine shows graceful development of game and dried botanical characters, added another layer of complexity. Match with venison and lamb over the next 5+ years. Handpicked, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5 alc, ages in French oak for 12 months."

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.

Just stunning!

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Waipara

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light elegant reds

Winemaker:

Gavin Tait

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Tannin:

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Food Match:

Mushroom risotto

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