Country of Origin：New Zealand - Central Otago
Grape Variety：100% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing：Match with lamb dishes and Mediterranean cuisine
Winemaking：Picked by hand into small, 10kg cases allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery's sorting table undamaged and intact. Picked and fermented separately in 2-tonne stainless-steel fermenters.Each parcel is fermented and matured apart before blending. The winery's resident yeast population (non-inoculated) took 12-14 days to complete cuvaison. The ferments reached temperatures between 14-31°C Celsius.10 months of new to 4 year old French oak barrels. The malolactic fermentation went through unaided (non-inoculated) in springtime; it was then racked back into barrel and allowed a second winter in neutral barrels before being run directly into bottle without filtering or fining. Total time in barrel: 18 months.
Tasting Notes：This is a fascinatingly complex pinot with an aura of harmony from the very first whiff. Blueberries, violets, blue roses, freshly kneaded pastry, dark cherries, fragrant woody spices and wet schist-like, stony notes with more to come in time. The succulent, fresh and juicy tannins are so enlivening, so detailed and so full of energy. Superb, smooth, cherry-flavoured fruit unfurls with majestic, articulate and commanding style. This is enlivening pinot noir at its very finest; it’s a profound expression of place, legacy and commitment to every aspect of producing great wine.
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Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir
Acidity 7/10, Sweetness 0/10, Tannin 7/10