Terrace Edge Pinot Noir

Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Terrace Edge- 2016
Product Code
Grape: Pinot Noir
Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 13.5%
OK to keep Suitable for vegans Screw Cap
£25.00 // bottle // pack

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Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Terrace Edge- 2016

Stunning Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Waipara Valley, on the South Island. This is a full-flavoured and full-bodied (by Pinot Noir standards) red of real quality. The wine is aged for 12 months in oak, only 25% of which is new, allowing the fruit rather than the oak flavours to come to the fore. Delicious now, but will keep for five years or more.

***** 5 Stars - 19/20 - Raymond Chan, 'Darkish ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim.  The nose is soft and initially a little restrained in expression, but growing to show good depth and presence with a core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit with some raspberry liqueur notes, dark herbs and dark-red florals unfolding a hint of minerals.  Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with sweet and spicy flavours of dark-red berry fruits that fill the mouth.  The fruit has notes of dark-red plums and liquorice, entwined with florals and mineral elements, forming a deep, well-packed, ripe, rounded heart.  The tannin are ripe and the structure balances the fruit sweetness with its extraction and grip.  The wine flows positively to a fulsome, sweetly rich, lingering finish.  This is a sweetly rich and ripe Pinot Noir with flavours of dark raspberries, with notes of liquorice, plums and dark herbs on a well-balanced and structured palate.' June 2017 (2016 vintage)

Terrace Edge

Spontaneously purchased by the Chapman family in 1999, Terrace Edge Wines in the Waipara Valley, north of Christchurch on the South Island, is the very essence of a family owned and operated business, one which has grown from trial and error and pure hard graft. Organic certification began through Bio Gro in 2011, with official recognition of their organic status being achieved in March 2014. It was a long process, but one which has enhanced the ecological biodiversity at Terrace Edge, meaning the soil is richer, the vines are healthier and ultimately, the wine tastes better. The Waipara Valley in north Canterbury,is a unique wine growing region, with many different soil types in a small geographical area. Terrace Edge vineyard has been planted specifically to match the variation in soils, in order to grow wine which reflects the location and climate of its home. The vineyard is sensitively and meticulously managed, and not only have vines been planted here but over 200 olive tress and hundreds of native plants around the property and the vines. Beautiful wildflowers have been planted down selected rows to encourage beneficial insects to the property. A 'class act' with three fantastic wines to start with.
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