Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Rosé 2022

32.00

Description

Old vine Pinot Noir rosé (with just a splash of Pinot Gris for good measure) sourced from two sustainably farmed vineyards planted in the early 1990s in Waipara, North Canterbury.

Grapes are whole-bunch pressed, naturally fermented in seasoned oak and left to age on their lees for six months, with no fining before bottling.

Beige peach in colour, with heady notes of fresh wild strawberries, redcurrants and florals, this is full and gloriously textured, full of fresh fruit and yet gorgeously dry and savoury with fine tannins, a terrific acid balance, and a long, silky aftertaste.

“This is seriously good… Beautifully textured with subliminal phenolic grip.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (95 points).

  • Dry, ripe, silky
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2027
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Producer: Pyramid Valley

The wines of Pyramid Valley are born in the dramatic soils and slopes of the Waikari Estate in North Canterbury and the Manata Estate in Central Otago, south island New Zealand.

Mike and Claudia Weersing bought the very first plot in 2000 and spent 17 years establishing the vineyards using only biodynamic viticulture, gaining a world-wide reputation for the remarkable Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines produced. The estate was taken over in 2017 by good friends Steve Smith and Brian Sheth, Steve a wine superstar and renowned for establishing Craggy Range in Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough. The two added the Manata Estate in Lowburn, Central Otago, in 2018, an exceptional site for Pinot Noir.

The estates remain tended according to the holistic principles of biodynamics, working with the energy of the cosmos and feeding the soils and ecosystem of the site, being in tune with each of the vineyards and its unique needs based on individual soil type, site aspect, ecosystem and local climate. In the cellar, the winemaking follows natural principles with the use of indigenous yeasts, natural fining and minimal, if any, filtration. The ultimate goal at Pyramid Valley is to guide the vines from the earth to the bottle, producing wines that truly breathe of their place.

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95 Points
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2022)

Reviews

  • Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

    This is seriously good; the delicately lifted bouquet shows apricot, strawberry, oatmeal and lemon pith notes, leading to a wonderfully concentrated palate offering terrific fruit intensity, while remaining elegant and refined. Beautifully textured with subliminal phenolic grip, finishing mouth-watering and persistent.
    95 points.
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