Silver Wing Home Block Nada Pinot Noir 2020
1 or more bottles$46.99
Every aspect of production is carefully tended by one winemaker- Andrew Fox. Wild ferments, no filtration, no additives and plenty of skin contact come together to make it a vibrant, complex, and textural wine.
Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is tightly concentrated with aromas of red and black berry and cherry fruit, lifted by red and violet florals, unveiling subtle, piquant herbal nuances. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, the palate features juicy and sweetly bright fruit flavours of dark red berry and cherry fruit that form a good core. Some herbal nuances add interest and detail. Fine-grained tannin structure and the wine carries to a slender, but firm, lingering finish.
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- Red Cherry
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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.
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.
Situated in North Canterbury just 40 minutes north of Christchurch, Waipara Valley is fast establishing itself as one of the premium wine-producing regions of New Zealand, particularly in Pinot Noir and Riesling with the first vines planted in the early 1980s. According to Bob Campbell, the region is “one of the unsung heroes of the wine industry”.
At present, there are 31 wineries in the valley, 12 with cellar doors including 4 winery restaurants for you to enjoy the local fare over lunch or dinner with a matching glass.
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