Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Sauvignon 2019

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Description

A blend of two vineyards* sustainably farmed free of artificial chemicals or fertilisers in Waipara, North Canterbury.

Grapes were fermented with natural vineyard yeasts in a combination of tank, neutral barrels and clay amphora, 5% fermented on skins for 2-3 weeks. The wine sat on its ferment lees without SO2 for 3 months prior to blending, and was bottled unfined.

Pale yellow straw appearance, with smokey, lemon curd, citrus and spicy jalapeño aromas. Medium body with good density and texture with fine tannins running through the palate. Flavours of citrus, lemon pith meadow herb with a lovely dry saline finish which will age nicely over the next five years.

*3% of the blend is Pinot Gris from the same Biogro certified vineyard as the Sauvignon.

  • Punchy, aromatic, exotic
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2026
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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

Reviews

  • Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

    Precise and brilliantly focused with grapefruit, apricot, lime peel and dried herb nuances, it's finely expressed on the palate delivering bright fruit flavours backed by vibrancy acidity, finishing impressively long and structured. Delightfully restrained and poised. 95 points.

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