Background: A family owned vineyard located some 40 miles from Christchurch, situated on north facing sun drenched terraces along the Waipara River. At Waipara West they do not use insecticides, residual herbicides or artificial fertilizer. Only hand -picked grapes from their own vineyards are used for their wines. Described as more European in style than New World.
Grape Varietal: 100% hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes fermented with whole cluster. The wine is aged 10 months in new French oak.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Tasting Notes: A delicious, elegant Pinot Noir. Deep in color fragrant with roses, raspberries, cherries and sandelwood. Fresh, pure, polished fruit on the palate. Rounded and velvety with delicate, well integrated oak and a clean cranberry cherry finish.
Food Suggestion: A great accompaniment to game or poultry. Also pairs well with strong cheeses, pastas and pork or a fine dish of duck. A very versatile and food-friendly wine.