Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Takahiro Koyama

Varieties

Pinot Noir

Viticulture

The grapes were sourced from two different vineyards in Waipara Valley - Pearson's and Tussock Terrace. Both vineyards are situated in the center of the Waipara Valley, where the soil is called “Glacial Gravel”. These free draining stony soils bring the good rich aroma for the wines. Vertical Shoot Positioned Trellis is used to train vines in both vineyards. Grapes were hand harvested into small picking bins and sorted again in the winery before fermentation.

Soil

River gravel

Ratings & Reviews
Vinification

Natural yeast fermentation in open top 1.7t vats for about 20 days, then gentle pressing with Basket press. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 170 cases produced.

Aging

Aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 18 months.

Features

Screw cap

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

Tech Sheets

Tasting Note

The wine has soft, rounded tannins and is very easy to approach. Aromas and flavors of pink cherry and red stone fruit.