Quantities are in 6 packs - $156 for 6 bottles.
($26 per bottle)
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
5 STARS - Wine Orbit, June 2020
93 POINTS, EXCELLENT - Cameron Douglas, MS - World of Wine, May 2022
COLOUR: Intensely and brightly coloured wine with a ruby red hue.
NOSE: Ruby red in colour the wine has a bright cherry nose supported by complex red and dark fruits, spiced cherry, cedar, mushroom and floral characters on the nose.
PALATE: The palate highlights bitter chocolate, cherry and cinnamon spice notes supported by fine acidity and a flowing finish. Nicely balanced and drinking beautifully.
VINEYARD REGION: 100% Waipara Valley, North Canterbury
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: The 2020 Vintage in Waipara, North Canterbury was warm and dry. Heat summation was well up on average while rainfall was 25% less than normal. The lower rainfall meant that disease pressure was greatly reduce, allowing all fruit to be picked in pristine condition. Due to the warm summer the fruit was harvested a few weeks ahead of normal. This had the effect of enhancing fruit flavours and creating wines of great balance.
WINEMAKING: The fruit was harvested in excellent condition and gently handled in the cellar using traditional burgundian methods. Aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, it is deliciously fruited and seductively complex, showing dark plum, spiced cherry, cedar, mushroom and floral characters on the nose.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
MATURATION: 100% French Oak Barrels.
Alc Vol: 13.5%
Acidity (TA): 5.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 4.01 g/L
PEAK DRINKING: 2021/24 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years.
FOOD MATCH: The perfect drink for a picnic with cheese, cold meats, patés and terrines and ideal with a fabulous steak on the BBQ.