Sam Kim 95Review Score 93James Suckling 91
North Canterbury

2021 Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Rosé

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The Collective Review

Sustainably farmed, free of artifi­cial chemicals or fertilisers. Old-vine Pinot Noir, whole-bunch pressed, naturally fermented in seasoned oak. Beige peach colour, fresh wild strawberry, red currants, long silky aftertaste.

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This is seriously good; the delicately lifted bouquet shows apricot, strawberry, oatmeal and lemon pith notes, leading to a wonderfully concentrated palate offering terrific fruit intensity, while remaining elegant and refined. Beautifully textured with subliminal phenolic grip, finishing mouth-watering and persistent Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
95 POINTS
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

This is seriously good; the delicately lifted bouquet shows apricot, strawberry, oatmeal and lemon pith notes, leading to a wonderfully concentrated palate offering terrific fruit intensity, while remaining elegant and refined. Beautifully textured with subliminal phenolic grip, finishing mouth-watering and persistent

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93 POINTS
Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous

Crafted from vines planted in the early 1980s, the 2021 Rosé (North Canterbury) is whole-bunch-pressed and settled in tank before being wild-fermented in wooden cuves and puncheons, then left on lees until the spring. The end result is a wine that blossoms in the mouth with ripe red fruit and a light savory note. While there's a hint of sweetness on the finish (the fermentation naturally stopped with 4g/L r.s.), it finishes with a refreshing line of acidity and natural spritz.

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91 POINTS
James Suckling

A bit of reduction on the nose but with some air you are greeted with aromas of wild flowers, macadamia nut and white peaches. Medium-bodied. A rather complex palate with floral and savory spice playing off one another. Nicely concentrated and bright. Drink now. Screw cap.

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Tasting Notes

Boom. This has delicious, bright and crunchy summer fruits alongside a subtle savoury and ozone quality that provides aromatic intrigue. There’s terrific, mouth-watering structure with more vivid red fruit and savoury flavours and all the tension and grip you could ask for in a top Rosé. This is Huw Kinch’s first Rosé, and he’s nailed it.

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Winemakers Note

A blend of two vineyards sustainably farmed, free of artificial chemicals or fertilisers in Waipara, North Canterbury. Old vine 10/5 Pinot Noir from the Waipara Springs vineyard planted in the early 90’s managed by the Pyramid Valley team. Biogro certified Porters vineyard on Mackenzies Rd in Waipara, is the source for Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc both planted in 2004 on Domett clay soils.
Harvest date: 24 - 25 March 2021

Whole bunch pressed, fermented with natural vineyard yeasts in a combination of French oak cuves and old puncheons. The wine was aged on its ferment lees without SO2 for 6 months prior to blending in November. Bottled unfined

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