- Region: Nelson
- Country: New Zealand
- Colour: Red
- Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir, Syrah
- Soil type: Clay, Gravel
- Vessel type: Clay Pot - Amphora
- No added sulphites.
Notes on additives, aids & processing used:
- No temperature control.
- Total Sulphites: 10 mg/L
- This wine is fermented spontaneously.
- Other Information:Alcohol:12.5%
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Pinot Noir: 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Syrah.
The Pinot Noir comes from a couple of vineyards, the Syrah from Moutere clay. There is skin contact – 5-12 days, carbonic maceration and whole bunch pressing employed in the winemaking. Really fun cloudy red wine prickling with juicy fruit – reminds one of youthful Crozes-Hermitage. This is all done in tank.
Nelson, New Zealand
We are based in Upper Moutere, on the north west of the South Island of New Zealand. We have a small cellar where we craft zero additive wines from 10 different varieties. We currently farm 11 hectares of grapes across 4 vineyards (a combination of owned and leased), with soil types ranging from clay, to gravel and silt.
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