te Pa Organic Pinot Noir 2021

  • This Certified Organic Pinot Noir is a delicious drop from the premium & picturesque Raupo Creek vineyard in Marlborough's Omaka Valley.
  • Complex aromas offering sweet ripe fruits, savoury earthy notes, and stem and oak spice while the palate displays plums and dark cherries alongside brambly berry fruit, anise and cinnamon spice.
  • The fruit is encased in supple tannins, ensuring this wine will age gracefully for years to come.
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  • Cameron Douglas
    95 points
  • Raymond Chan Wi
    93 points
  • Sam Kim
    94 points
  • Bob Campbell MW
    90 points

Editors notes

The Te Pa Organic Pinot Noir 2021 is a medium-bodied, complex and savoury expression of Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir. It is made from grapes grown in the Raupo Creek vineyard in the Omaka Valley sub-region of Marlborough.

The wine has a bright, deep ruby-red color with lighter hues on the rim. The nose is gentle and slowly penetrating, with aromas of red floral, blackberry, cherry, and a hint of pepper and spice. The palate is medium-bodied, with flavors of blackberry, cherry, plum, nutmeg, oak spice, and a hint of lavender. The tannins are fine and dusty, and the acidity is lacy, providing balance and lift to the wine. The finish is long and savoury.

This wine is best enjoyed with food, such as venison, lamb, mushroom risotto, or nutty cheeses. It is also a good wine to drink on its own.


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

  • Cameron Douglas MS

    "An excellent bouquet with pinosity - ripe fruit, shape and form, varietal, fresh and new. Complex too with aromas of dark cherry and wild forest berries, there’s a distinctive savoury mineral layer and layers of wood spice from clove to vanilla and nutmeg stone. Equally complex and new on the palate with fleshy textured red berry fruit flavours, firm youthful tannins with a chalky texture, plenty of acidity and long finish. A wine with a sense of place and time."
  • Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

    "Bright, deep ruby-red, lighter on the rim. The nose is gentle, slowly penetrating aromas of red floral interweave blackberry, cherry, and a hint of pepper and spice. Medium-bodied, aromas of blackberry and cherry growing with savoury elements, entwined with red floral, cinnamon, clove and black pepper. The mouthfeel is silky with powdery tannin extraction. Lacy acidity provides balance, lifts the floral details, and lends a fragrant and long finish. This elegant Pinot Noir shows a fine balance of fruit and acidity, adorned by whole bunch floral and spice elements and a long, savoury, fragrant finish. Fruit from Omaka sub-region of Southern Valleys, handpicked, fermented in open-top tanks with 15% whole bunch to 13.5% alc, aged in new and seasoned French oak for 15 months."
  • Sam Kim

    "Combining gorgeous fruit purity with stylish complexity, the wine shows sweet plum, cherry, floral, olive and almond characters with a hint of warm mushroom nuance. The palate displays excellent weight and focus, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and fine tannins, finishing splendidly elegant and refined."
  • Bob Campbell MW

    "Typical Marlborough pinot noir with red fruits/raspberry, faint herbals and a touch of spice supported by fine, drying tannins and refreshing acidity. Accessible now but a few more years in bottle should do it no harm."

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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.


When it comes to New Zealand wine, the first thought that often comes to mind is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This varietal has played a key role in propelling New Zealand onto the world wine stage.

Located in the northern part of the South Island, the region is centered around the town of Blenheim. In the past, the area was primarily used for sheep farming, but that all changed when Montana Wines planted their first vines in 1973. At the time, many believed the region was "too far south to grow good wine," but Marlborough proved them wrong. Although Central Otago has since claimed the title of the southernmost wine region in the country, Marlborough remains one of the most renowned.

The region boasts plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall, and cool temperatures, creating ideal conditions for producing world-class Sauvignon Blanc. Other white varieties grown in the region include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Sparkling wines. While Pinot Noir is the dominant red variety grown in the region, it is typically lighter-bodied than those produced in Central Otago or Martinborough.

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