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A clear impression of the highly mineralised soils of the Home Vineyard

Red & black forest fruit, with blackcurrant & raspberry, wild rose & subtle fresh spice

We recommend matching the underlying savoury earth & persistent minerality with roasted mushrooms cooked in cream & mixed herbs

Black Estate 'Home' Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Elsewhere $45.00 $39.13
Organic Wine
Black Estate 'Home' Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Black Estate 'Home' Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Perfumed, alluring, simply salivating!
Elsewhere $45.00 $39.13


Deep ruby in the glass with perfumed, alluring notes of open fresh berry fruits, earth, custard, sandalwood and lead on the nose. Supple sensual fruit on the palate with supporting tannin. Soft but structural, crisp and mineral. Salivating!

This Black Estate Home Pinot Noir was grown on Black Estate's Home Vineyard located 6 kilometres NE of the Waipara Junction, in the Omihi sub-district of Waipara Valley, North
Canterbury. This is a north facing sedimentary clay fan on a gentle hill side slope. The soils here are mainly Awapuni clay with calcium carbonate deposits. The un-grafted Pinot Noir vines -predominantly 10-5 clone- were planted in 1994. This site is organic, with biodynamic farming practices have being employed since 2010. Home Vineyard became fully certified organic with BioGro in March 2017.

A dry mild winter meant a continuation of the drought in the north Canterbury region. Normally green hills were pale and drying off early except for early green shoots in hillside
vineyards. Late spring frosts lowered yields in some vineyards and added to the stress on the vines as canopies were established. Unseasonally heavy rainfall in January provided
some reprieve from the drought and the vines around the valley sprung to life pushing young shoot tips and completing canopy establishment. Dry conditions returned and continued into late Autumn allowing gradual and even ripening of fruit with very little disease pressure. Despite the early season challenges vintage 2016 ended with balanced, ripe, and disease free fruit making harvest.

The fruit was hand harvested and 97% de-stemmed without crushing giving an average of 75% whole berry. The wines were matured in 228L French Barrels for 12 months, the wine was then racked from barrel, blended and settled in tank for 5 months before being bottled without fining or filtration. Drink now to 2025


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