This beautiful drop was harvested from the Waihopai Valley at precisely the right time to create a silky velvet, dark garnet coloured Pinot Noir.

2017 Lake Chalice Wines – The Raptor Pinot Noir 2017

A limited release expression consisting of small parcels of fruit from our flagship vineyard, the Eyrie Vineyard in the Waihopai Valley Marlborough. We select fruits from only the finest of our harvest, integrating elements of barrel fermentation for a fuller body and increased complexity.

Region

Marlborough.

Style

Dry.

Vineyard

Single vineyard harvested from the Cowslip Valley vineyard in Waihopai Valley.

Winemaker

Chloe Gabrielsen and Kyle Thompson

Vinification

Hand harvested and fermented in small open top fermenters. Matured in French oak barrels for 7 months.

Appearance

Dark garnet (it’s a gem to drink too).

Bouquet

Dark berries with chocolate, coffee, and wild flower aromas, with a hint of violets.

Palate

Round and seamless showing delicious ripe leafy raspberries, dark plums, and coffee flavors. Fine grained structure and seasoned French oak lead to a long savory finish.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or if you are a patient appreciator of wine, you can cellar for 5+ years.

Packaging

6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure

Info

Serving Temp
20ºC
Alcohol
13.50%
Total Acidity
5.8g/L
Residual Sugar
0.2g/L
pH
3.45

Tasting Notes

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