2020 The Raptor Pinot Noir 2021
The aroma is like a bike ride down a small laneway, lined with shops that burst with indulgent smells. In a single breath, you take it all in. The fruit seller with dark berries out front, the chocolatier, the aroma from the little cafe and at the lane end, the florist’s wildflowers and violets. Now, cycle around again. It’s time to taste. Rest your bike against the wall. From the fruit shop, pinch some ripe raspberries. Don’t worry, they didn’t see you. Stay a moment at the café, while the good looking barista serves you a slice of dark plum tart with a coffee. Delicious. As you stroll back to your bike, through an open door, you see someone carving a delicate wooden chair. You can taste the savoury French oak in the air. Not your everyday bike ride
Full bodied elegant style.
Single vineyard harvested from the Cowslip valley vineyard in Waihopai Valley.
Hand harvested and fermented in small open top fermenters. Matured in French oak barrels for 7 months.
Deep Dark Garnet red
A mix of complex ripe fruit aromas and perfumed florals with darker notes underneath.
Black cherries and aromatic perfumed plum flavours. A perfectly balanced tannin and fruit synergy gives drive and length the the palate. The finish is long and savoury with complex briny notes and a hint of toasty oak.
Enjoy now or if you are a patient appreciator of wine, you can cellar for 5+ years.
6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure
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