93 Points
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$54.99 $48.99 elsewhere $54.99

Regions : Central Otago

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Grown across the Estate with vines planted in the Waenga silty loam soils of our lower terraces and the more gravelly Lochar sandy loams of the blocks beside the winery.

Hand-harvested fruit was coldsoaked for four to five days before natural fermentation began. Gentle, selective timing of handplunging and some pulse air during fermentation helped to extract the delicate skin and seed tannins. Approximately 10% whole-bunch clusters were included in some of the ferments. After fermentation, we tasted the wines daily to assess the tannin development and, left the wine on the skins for an extended time. Maturation was 15 months in 20% tight-grain French barriques.

An abundance of fresh picked cherries on the nose along with hints of violets. This follows through to the palate in combination with light spice from French oak and prolonged length helped by fine-grained tannins."

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, fresh, fruity, youthful and varietal. Bold and distinctive aromas of fresh red cherry, red apple skin and raspberry. Layers of fine oak spice and gentle toastiness add complexity. Crushed dark rose scent adds further appeal. Dry, textured and youthfully fresh with medium+ acidity, fresh red fruit flavours and fine to moderate tannins; a youthful bite and tension will subside as the wine matures. Well-made and will reward those who can wait. Best from 2020 through 2030."

93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Red fruits, nuts, some liquorice and spice. Medium bodied, bright red fruits, orange peel and herbs, juicy, brick dust tannin, and a savoury gustatory bitterness to close. Good. Tasty."

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