An early drinking style of pinot noir with generous, bright fruit and supple tannins.
Black and red cherry, forest fruits and spice.
Medium bodied with dark cherry, red berry and plum flavours, a silky texture and long dry finish.
Duck, lamb and venison as well as roasted vegetables and dishes with tomato, pomegranate and tamarind.
Mild room temperature.
"Ripe, fruity, varietal and enticing bouquet with aromas and flavours of fresh red cherry and plum, farmers market raspberries and flavours of clay and stone soil. Tannins and acidity add a sound foundation and texture for the fruit to rest on while the influence of oak is light adding in moments of vanilla and bakers spice. Balanced and ready to drink upon purchase and through 2024."
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
"Offering great value, the 2018 vintage (3.5*) is a regional blend, mostly hand-picked and matured in French oak barriques of varying ages. Ruby-hued, it is mouthfilling and supple, with cherry, plum and spice flavours, some savoury notes adding complexity, and lots of drink-young appeal."
New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2020
"Aromas of light red cherry then red plum and raspberry, some violet and soft stony mineral moments. Lighter weighted on the palate with a mix of ripe and tart red fruit flavours. Medium+ acidity and fine easy tannins. There some tension and grip still showing this wine will age for a while longer. Perhaps best with food so ready from today and through 2024." SEP 20
Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier
Sustainably certified SWNZ