Vineyard of the Year – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2021
A beautiful wine from the "Organic Vineyard of the Year 2021". The Chapman Family's Terrace Edge Vineyard goes from strength to strength and across the board the wines are outstanding. With a couple of 5 Star reviews you can be assured of the quality.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Darkish ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. The nose has a core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit with some lovely florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with sweet and spicy flavours of dark-red berry fruits that fill the mouth."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Gorgeously complex and inviting, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, sweet plum, dried herb and mixed spice characters, leading to a splendidly silky palate that's fleshy and lingering. The wine offers delectable fruit flavours together with spicy/savoury nuances, making it fabulously drinkable. At its best: now to 2025."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 (94) Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Reviews, February 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Deep, ruby-red with some depth and good transparency, lighter edged. The nose is elegant, delicate aromas of blackberries, black cherries melded with game and red earth, along with dried herbs and an amalgam of spices. Medium-full bodied, flavours of blackberries, cherries intermixed plums; dried thyme and petals enriched the profile, unfolding game and earthy richness. Silky tannin extraction flows poetically; lingers with lovely intensity and lacy acidity. The wine shows graceful development of game and dried botanical characters, added another layer of complexity. Match with venison and lamb over the next 5+ years. Handpicked, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5 alc, ages in French oak for 12 months."