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THE BONELINE WAI-ITI PINOT NOIR 2017

5 Stars
94 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$39.99 $34.99 elsewhere $39.99

Regions : North Canterbury

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"​Deep ruby with saturated opaque centre; abundance of blackcurrant, fynbos and fennel with inky succulence and firm well-managed tannins; rich fruit is beautifully balanced with integrated oak flavours lending depth and complexity.

Hand picked and sorted in the vineyard, individual parcels were gently destemmed without crushing into small open top fermenters. The fruit was ambient soaked until natural fermentation commenced, before a selected yeast strain was inoculated to carry on and finish the fermentation, usually in a hot and fast fashion. During this time the ferments were gently worked with various techniques to ensure that tannin extraction was respectful to the natural fruit weight and intensity. The more aromatic parcels were pressed off skins within five days of dryness, while the more robust Swiss clones spent up to two weeks on skins. Parcels were then run to barrel where we refrained from using much new oak (5%), instead opting for a high percentage of one year old oak (20%) to again ensure respect was shown to the fruit. The wine then spent 12 months in barrel undergoing malolactic fermentation in Spring, before being lightly fined and coarse pad filtered prior to bottling."


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"The wine is sweetly fruited and inviting on the nose showing ripe strawberry, dark cherry, cake spice and vanilla oak characters. It is equally satisfying on the palate with excellent weight and intensity, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and chalky tannins. Beautifully styled and structured with a lengthy expansive finish. At its best: now to 2024."


93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, July 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Juicy blackcurrant, pomegranate and cranberry, five spice, and a sort of fragrant wet garden sort of smell. Medium bodied, perfumed and gently earthy, juicy acidity and flavour, fine grained tannin, sappy and long fresh finish, redcurrant and spice in the aftertaste. Has energy and personality. Excellent."


Joelle Thomson, July 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Hand harvested grapes and fermentation in small vats are the story of this outstanding Pinot Noir from the tricky cool weather of the 2017 vintage. Not that you’d know it was a tough year because this wine walks a tasty tightrope of beautifully balanced red fruit flavours with refreshing high acidity, a full body and a long, succulent finish. The grapes were grown on a terraced vineyard on the Glasnevin Gravels in North Canterbury. The winemaker is Paul Goodege. This is a stunning North Canterbury Pinot Noir."


4 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"Already open and expressive, the 2017 vintage was hand-picked and given 'judicious' wood handling (one year in barrels, 5 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, supple and savoury, with cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing very good complexity and harmony. Best drinking 2021+."


89/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Varietal, fresh, vibrant and packed with aromas of red cherry and plum, a soft dried herb layer and under current of limestone-like minerality. Dry, fresh, vibrant and youthful on the palate with flavours of fresh and sour cherry, red plum and red currant. A light dried herb layer, moderate to fine tannins and medium+ acidity. A youthful, well made wine with a decent length and finish. Decant for service, best from later in 2020 through 2024."

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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.

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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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