Winery Notes (2020 Vintage)
"Made from small parcels of fruit within one of our three vineyards. These wines are about exploring and understanding our land and winemaking further.
Organic fruit was hand picked from the calcareous clay slope in front of our winery at Netherwood Vineyard, (“Winery Block”). Whole bunch fermented, then aged in amphora and bottled without sulphur or any other inputs except vineyard derived yeast.
Bright red fruits and long flavour length. Pure and juicy with ripe tannin. A fresh look at the excellent North Canterbury 2020 vintage."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Netherwood Vineyard. Great colour and concentration with hues of purple and dark ruby. Hand harvested, fermented and aged in a clay vessel using vineyard yeasts. Aromas of raspberry and black currant, some dark cherry and lots of red apple skin. There’s a savoury dried herb spice layer and a crumbled stone mineral layer. Complex and enticing. On the palate – there’s a natural freshness with a tickle of spritz accentuated by acidity and fine fruit tannins. Fruit flavours dominate the taste with black currant and dark berries. Lots of texture and chalky mouthfeel highlights, balanced, youthful, lengthy and well made. A true natural style. Best drinking from 2022 through 2026+."