Koyama Williams Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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KWPN201611 UCAU
  • The colour is clear dark American cherry red
  • Aroma of dark cherry, blue berry, dried dates and hint of dark chocolate.
  • Fine silky tannins with sweet fresh plum cherry fruit flavour.
  • 1 or more bottles
    $68.00
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  • Bob Campbell MW
    95 points
  • Gourmet Travell
    95 points
  • Ned Goodwin MW
    94 points

Editors notes

Made from grapes grown on a limestone-rich hillside vineyard in Waipara. It’s a dense, high energy pinot noir with plum, violet, spice/anise, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. Accessible now but with the potential to age well.

- Gourmet Traveller Wine

A very good vintage for Waipara Valley for both quality and quantity. The colour is clear dark American cherry red with pinky ruby hue. Aroma of dark cherry, blue berry, dried dates and hint of dark chocolate. Fine silky tannins with sweet fresh plum cherry fruit flavour with good acidity backbone.

Flavours are still primary but will be changed by the time of aging.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Bob Campbell MW

    95
    "From a limestone-rich hillside vineyard in Waipara. Dense, tangy pinot noir with plum, violet, spice, anise, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. A moderately dense, high energy wine with a distinctive character. Approachable now but deserves to be cellared for at least a few years. Unfined and unfiltered."
  • Gourmet Traveller Wine

    95
    "Made from grapes grown on a limestone-rich hillside vineyard in Waipara. It’s a dense, high energy pinot noir with plum, violet, spice/anise, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. Accessible now but with the potential to age well."
  • Ned Goodwin MW

    94
    "A limestone-rich hillside vineyard, well drained and alive with the sort of mesoclimatic challenges that infuse the best wines from this sort of environ with a high-wired soprano of pungent mineral notes. Darker than the pack, with an additional year. 18 months or so in oak, as with its brethren. Densely packed, somewhat rustic and meaty, with a brood of dark fruit aspersions, iron-stone, beef bouillon and blood. The rusticity blows off with a whirl. Sapid and mouth-filling, to be sure. A long linger, as much due to heft and force of personality, as by virtue of freshness. The tannins, an arsenal, firmly composed and compressed against the mouth’s inner linings while sipping. I am going to score this highly, believing that the shins and elbows stage that it is currently in will mature into something special."

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Locations

New Zealand

The New Zealand wine industry is one of the younger wine regions in the world, whose popularity grew immensely when Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hit the world wine scene, quite unique in style when compared to the typical French Sancerre.

Wine is successfully cultivated on both the North and South islands from a latitude of 36 degrees in the North to 45 degrees for the most southerly wine region in the world, the South Island's Central Otago. The majority of regions are located in free-draining alluvial valleys except for Waiheke Island and Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago and benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate as no vineyard is more than 80 miles from the ocean. With plentiful sunshine hours and cool evening sea breezes, the grapes thrive.

Sauvignon Blanc is the major white variety people will think of when you mention New Zealand Whites, however fantastic Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and less commonly Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red variety in New Zealand although Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Bordeaux Blends), Syrah are also grown and in even smaller amounts, Tempranillo and Montepulcianos can too be found. Sparkling wines of very high standards are also made in New Zealand.

The key wine regions in New Zealand include Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Nelson.

Canterbury

Waipara is located only 40 mins north of Christchurch city, the capital of the South Island. It is the fastest growing wine region in all of New Zealand with over 1,200 hectares across 80 vineyards already planted. The region receives certain protections from cool easterly winds in the form of the Teviotdale hills, which still allows the warmer northerly winds in.

The region has three general sites; the valley floor, the river terraces and the hill slopes. Across the region the main red variety grown is Pinot Noir, followed by the white grape Riesling, both of which are very suited to the gravelly, limestone derived clay soils in the region. Other whites grown include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay. Waipara can lay claim to having the highest summer temperatures, and the lowest overall rainfall of any wine growing region in the land.

"Canterbury's stunning Waipara region is one of the unsung heroes of the wine industry" - Bob Campbell MW.

About the brand Koyama

In 2009, Koyama Wines Limited was established. Grapes for Koyama Wines came from three local growers’ vineyards namely Williams’ (Pinot Noir), Pearson’s (Pinot Noir) and Tussock Terrace (Riesling).

In 2017 with investment from Japan, Koyama Wines Limited purchased Mountford Estate and now all Koyama wines are produced at Mountford except for Riesling Sparkling Brut and Brut Nature which were added to the list in 2018.

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