Waipara Springs Pinot Noir 2020

19.50 15.60

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Description

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.

  • Fresh, fruity, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2024
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Producer: Waipara Springs

Waipara Springs is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Waipara Valley in North Canterbury, about 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch on New Zealand’s south island. A founding winery in the region in the early 1980s, the estate boasts some of the oldest vines in Waipara, with plantings including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. Third generation Andrew Moore and his wife Katie run the winery, marketing, domestic distribution and international exporting, as well as the busy restaurant on the estate, a popular venue for weddings during the summer.

The Waipara Valley floor is a prehistoric lakebed, the soils a rich blend of clay and limestone, with vineyards sheltered from cool prevailing ocean winds by the Teviotdale Hills to the east. This unique microclimate sets Waipara and Canterbury wines apart from the more ubiquitous Marlborough wines further north, the same vibrant, exotic fruit expression but slightly drier in style, more minerally and with slightly higher acidity.

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