This delicious Pinot, produced by the Johns family who have many years of wine growing and winemaking experience in the Waipara region, is full of plush fruit with a good proportion of whole bunch and 11 months spent in seasoned French oak barriques adding plenty of savoury complexity and interest.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Matured for 11 months in French oak barriques the wine is finely scented, supple and generous with good depth of colour. It is a very harmonious wine, with vibrant cherry, plum, and spice flavours and a mouthfilling well-rounded finish. A whole bunch component has enhanced the flavours and complexity of the wine which will only get better with age."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"It is beautifully fruited and seductively complex on the nose showing sweet berry characters with game, earthy mushroom, thyme and toasted almond notes. The palate delivers excellent weight and expansive mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by plenty of polished tannins, finishing persistent and engaging. At its best: now to 2022."