The Crater Rim Lot 7 Waipara Pinot Noir
We’d love to fill a crater with this delicious Pinot from Canterbury, NZ as it’s full of character and innate drinkability. The Crater Rim is actually a small winery that specialises in wines of place and this Pinot is sourced from Waipara. It’ got the classic Pinot nose that we love and crave, red and black fruit and subtle spice as well as savoury notes that add complexity. The palate rewards with a supple mouthfeel, smooth tannins and cleansing acidity. For best results drink with duck.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Williams' family vineyard on the Omihi hills over-looking the Waipara valley. This vineyard is densely planted (6000 plants per hectare) and cropped at less than 1kg per vine. This site has dense clay over limestone providing us with intensely concentrated fruit with dark berry and savoury characters.
Aromas of red fruits, gamey spice and sweet leaf litter.
The palate is taut, firm and complex. A complex fruit core is girdled by dense age-worthy tannins, with a fine mineral note on the finish.