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The Crater Rim Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012
The Crater Rim Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

The Crater Rim Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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2012 was tough in Canterbury, with a cooler than usual spring and summer which resulted in a smaller crop albeit with amazing concentration. The fruit for this bottling comes from across the region to ensure great balance of fruit, acid and tannin in every drop. Fermented naturally and then pressed into older French oak barrels, the wine matured for 10 months before being bottled without the need for filtration, or fining. The result is a wine with a true sense of terroir, this minimal intervention approach allows the fruit to shine and the aromatics to be persistent. Notes of red and black cherries, old fashioned roses, savoury, spice and hints of game. The palate has an attack with bright red and black fruit flavours. Fine, structured tannins adds texture complimented by mineral acidity on the finish.

Grapes: Pinot Noir
Waipara Valley
New Zealand


Sam Kim 5 STARS - 94/100: 'Richly fruited and seductively complex, the bouquet shows dark berry, game, truffle, cedar and dried herb characters. It is beautifully weighted on the palate, and offers excellent harmony and balance, together with layers of fine texture and rich savoury flavours. Superbly matured and terrific drinking. 

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