Waipara Springs Reserve Pinot Noir 2019

27.00

Description

Crafted from some of the oldest vines in the Waipara Valley grown on clay and limestone rich soils.

Different vineyard batches are vinified separately, initially cold-soaked on the skins in open topped fermenters, with natural fermentation commencing on day 5. Further soaking in skins continues after fermentation, prior to gentle pressing, filtering and resting, then final maturation for 6-9 months in French oak barrels.

Rich garnet is colour, brambly dark berry fruits, cherry and hints of toasty savoury oak intermingle on the nose. The palate is well-balanced and concentrated, showing hints of lavender, liquorice and cinnamon spice, toasty oak and rich dark berry flavours dominating the mid-palate. A fine minerality marries well with the wine’s silky tannins and balanced acidity providing a smooth, elegant finish.

Serve very lightly chilled with game or lamb with oven-roasted root vegetables. Will reward cellaring for 6-8 years from vintage.

  • Smooth, rich, savoury
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2027
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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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