Pinot Noir, Waipara-style, a summer fruit bowl of dark berries with trademark savoury tannins.
From mature vines on the Waipara Springs estate, different vineyard batches are vinified separately using a mix of yeasts and a few natural ferments, then left to macerate for a few weeks before being pressed off. The wine is then left to mature in stainless steel tanks, the aim very much for purity of fruit expression and the unique Waipara terroir.
Light and vibrantly ruby-violet in colour, lifted aromatics display dark berry fruits, vanilla, tree moss and a hint of tobacco leaf, a fine balance of fresh fruit, dried flowers and savoury earthy notes. Elegant in structure, the palate delivers piquant red fruit on fine-grained silky tannins, raspberry and cranberry combining with hints of dried meat, leather and soft spice, beautifully balanced with a clean, crisp acidity on the finish.
Serve lightly chilled with loin of pork stuffed with fresh herbs and garlic.
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