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FORAGER PINOT NOIR 2019

5 Stars
95 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
Staff Pick
Weekly Special

New Vintage Release of Unique and Rare North Canterbury Wine

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

$49.99 elsewhere $56.99

Regions : North Canterbury

New Vintage Release of Unique and Rare North Canterbury Wine

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The ‘Forager’ label is the new and exciting family wine project of talented and thoughtful winemaker Dominic Maxwell at Greystone Wines in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. Dominic was awarded 2018 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year for his high quality wines and this is his personal project that lets him express his individual take on Pinot Noir.

Dominic intends to take the natural process of winemaking to a new level by conducting wild fermentation in the vineyard so that the indigenous yeasts of the vineyard can work thoroughly in their natural environment to truly express the actual vineyard site and "the essence of the land” as Dominic puts it.


Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This is the eighth release of Forager Pinot Noir. 2019 was a low yielding season. A cool start to the season, followed by largely fine and quite dry conditions led to small volumes of ripe and concentrated fruit. Several passes through this small vineyard to tend to shoot thinning, bunch thinning, dropping shoulders and leaf plucking have provided the natural raw ingredients for a vibrant and expressive wine. The fruit was hand picked in early April and left outside in the vines to ferment with a full 28 days on skins, before bringing to the winery for a gentle pressing to French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 15 months before bottling without fining or filtration."


5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"From a high limestone site near the North Canterbury township of Waiau. Bright, vibrant pinot noir with red cherry, red rose petal, raspberry, and chalky-saline flavours. Impressive purity and a perfect balance of alcohol sweetness and gentle acidity."


Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Aromas of earth and stone, a silty limestone moment, dark cherry and plum, a core of savoury complexity and fruit. Varietal, intense and pure. On the palate – complex, fruity, tens, youthful and dry. Flavours of fruit and soil reflect the bouquet and are in harmony with firm tannins and acidity to provide a foundation and baseline for ageing. Oak aromas and flavours add finesse complexity. Pure, youthful, taut and complex. Best drinking from 2022 through 2028+."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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