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Black Estate winemaker Nicholas Brown has been awarded 2022 NZ Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine

The Damsteep Vineyard is located in the north east of Waipara Valley at the foot of the Omihi Saddle in North Canterbury. The combination of sandstone/limestone soils with some clay has given the wine its bright fragrant, floral/violet flavours and a silken texture. There is palate filling succulence balanced with minerality. A very attractive Pinot Noir.

Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"The Damsteep Vineyard is located in the north east of Waipara Valley at the foot of the Omihi Saddle in North Canterbury. This Pinot Noir is grown on a 5.5 hectare vineyard with 9 different parcels of various north-east, north, and north west facing slopes, with an altitude between 140 to 180 meters above sea level. The vines here were planted in 2000 and grow on clay overlying fractured limestone and sandstone soils. Organic and biodynamic farming practices have been used since 2012. The Damsteep Vineyard has been fully certified organic with BioGro since March 2017.

Deep Ruby hue. Fragrant aromas of black raspberry, mulberry, dark plum, sandalwood, vanilla and sea spray. Supple and elastic mid pallet tannins that are contained with bright, crisp, and pure minerality. Typical white rock tension creates a long and vibrant finish. This is an un-fined and unfiltered wine with small amounts of sediment. Please allow the bottle to stand and settle before pouring. Decanting will allow maximum expression of aroma and purity of fruit to emerge. Drink now to 2030.

Whole berries. 4 days cold soak at ambient temperature. Yeast for fermentation was propagated from a vineyard starter. Fermentation lasted 10 to 12 days with hand or foot plunging one to 2 times per day. Pressed after 27 days on skins and drained to tight grained French 500 and 228 Litre barrels 3 to 10 years old. Malo-lactic fermentation was completed in spring. 12 months barrel maturation, then racked to stainless steel tank where the wine settled for 4 months. Bottled without fining or filtration. 50ppm Sulphites added."

Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Certified organic, the deep, bright ruby 2020 vintage was estate-grown in the Damsteep Vineyard, planted in 1999 'at the top of Waipara Valley', fermented with indigenous yeasts, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Still a baby, it has a floral, very fresh bouquet. Strongly varietal, it has intense, ripe, vigorous cherry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of herbs, savoury, nutty notes adding complexity and supple tannins. A very elegant wine, it should be long-lived; best drinking 2024+."

Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Pure, ripe, fresh and varietal with an enticing and complex bouquet, fruit and savoury led with scents of black currant and black cherry, dried herbs and dark roses. There’s also a core of minerality and with wood spice highlights. Taut, youthful, savoury and complex on the palate. An abundance of chalky tannins, red berry fruit flavours, wood spice and clay limestone flavours. A delicious wine with pinosity that will be ready to drink from 2024 through 2034. In the meantime servewith food."

93/100 Nick Stock, (2020 Vintage)
"Perfumed aromas of wild strawberries, lavender, cloves, pink peppercorns and citrus zest. Medium-bodied, with firm yet silky tannins and bright acidity. Sophisticated pinot. From organically grown grapes. Unfined and unfiltered. Drink or hold. Screw cap.”

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Black Estate is a family-owned winery located in the North Canterbury region of New Zealand, known for producing some of the country's finest cool-climate wines. Founded by the Naish family, the winery is situated in the Waipara Valley, a region renowned for its limestone-rich soils and ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and other varietals.

At Black Estate, the focus is on creating wines that reflect the unique terroir of their vineyards, with minimal intervention in the winemaking process. The winery is certified organic and biodynamic, with a commitment to sustainable farming practices and preserving the health of the land for future generations.

Black Estate produces a range of wines, including single-vineyard and blended varietals, each with its own distinct character and flavour profile. The Pinot Noir is a standout, with a delicate balance of fruit and spice, while the Chardonnay showcases the region's minerality and bright acidity. Other notable wines include the Chenin Blanc, Riesling, and Syrah, each displaying the signature elegance and complexity of Black Estate's winemaking style.

Visitors to Black Estate can enjoy tastings at the winery's cellar door, set against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills and vineyards. The winery also has a restaurant where guests can savour farm-to-table cuisine paired with Black Estate's acclaimed wines.

Black Estate is a must-visit destination for wine lovers and foodies alike, offering a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of New Zealand's Waipara wine country.
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