Quantities are in 6 packs - $150 for 6 bottles.
($25 per bottle)
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
5 STARS - Wine Orbit, June 2020
93 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine, Sep 2020
RECOMMENDED - Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, The Real Review
COLOUR: Intensely and brightly coloured wine with a deep red/purple hue.
NOSE: Aromas of spice and dark cherry supported by subtle nuances of toasty oak and complex aromas of mushroom and floral characters.
PALATE: The wine delivers elegant Pinot flavours in a full-bodied and refined style that showcases varietal flavours. These vibrant, varietal flavours are complemented by firm but silky tannins and well balanced use of oak that adds a further tannin dimension to the wine. The palate is full and exceptionally balanced with great length of flavour. It finishes dry with perfect weight and mouthfeel.
VINEYARD REGION: 100% Waipara Valley, North Canterbury
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: The 2019 Vintage in Waipara, North Canterbury was exceptional. Rainfall in the summer/autumn was only half that of the previous
season and it fell at the perfect time for vine health. The lower rainfall meant that disease pressure was greatly reduce, allowing all fruit to be picked in pristine condition. The season in Waipara was also the coolest of any of the major regions in NZ. This coolness has had the effect of enhancing fruit flavours and creating wines of great elegance.
WINEMAKING: This wine was made from fruit selected from the best area of the
Waiata vineyard. The fruit was destemmed without crushing to retain a percentage of whole berries in the ferment which gives aromatic complexity. Fermentation was carried out in small fermenters with regular daily hand plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannins. Further maceration post-ferment and prior to pressing has enhanced the palate with soft but firm tannins. After malolactic fermentation the wine underwent 12 months maturation in relatively new French oak barrels prior to stabilising for bottling. The wine has not been fined in order to retain maximum flavour and mouthfeel.
WINEMAKER: Evan Ward
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
MATURATION: 100% French Oak Barrels.
Alc Vol: 13.0%
Acidity (TA): 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: Dry, 0.3 g/l
PEAK DRINKING: 2021/23 – 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.