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Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2014

Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir2014

£40.00

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This Pinot Noir displays deep ruby red with aromas of red cherry & raspberry. With strong and persistent flavour length carrying fruit, fine complex tannin & gentle minerality.

Why we love it: 

Fully certified BioDynamic winery!

Drink with: 

Roast Lamb

Tech

Sub-Region
Wairapa
Blend Info.
100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Vol.
750ml

Producer

Black Estate

Black Estate is a family owned and organic producer in Waipara, North Canterbury. The family owns three north-facing hillside vineyards with clay and a diverse range of limestone soils. Black Estate wish to capture the truest expression of each site's character in the bottle so to make wine that is truly original and memorable. 

Nicholas' winemaking is gentle and guiding. His wines are inoculated with yeast collected from the vineyard specific to the fruit - so to get a closer and real expression of the season and the vineyard. The wines are not fined and the Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Franc are not filtered. Minimal inputs are used with the winemaking. 

The family purchased the Black Estate Home vineyard in 2007 from its founder Russell Black (planted in 1994). All vineyards are managed organically and with biodynamics and Black Estate is now in conversion with Bio Gro. Visit the Black Estate Website. If you want to dive further into the world of Black Estate, check out this Wine Zealand Project video here. 

Region

North Canterbury

Spanning almost 200km of the South Islands eastern coast, Canterbury is one of New Zealand's true gems. With a cool climate, the regions grapes experience long and steady ripening periods. Sunlight is a critical component of the ripening process and luckily for all, the region is typically bathed in it. Coupled with the advantageous levels of sunlight, there’s the infamous northwest wind that sweeps over the land, not only helping prevent a myriad of diseases by drying out the vine canopy, but also helps add to the total heat accumulation. While in warmer climates the natural acidity and aromatics are lost, Canterbury's cool climates ensure bold and balanced flavours. Warm days and cool nights contribute result in rich flavour intensity. But every cloud has a silver lining, frost poses a serious threat to vintners especially in late spring or early autumn, to combat this, crop thinning is used to help accelerate the ripening process decreasing the period each fruit is at risk.

Canterbury's main sub-region is Waipara Valley, (which translates to muddy water in Maori) situated to the north of the region is only a 40 minute journey from Christchurch city (considered the capital of the south island). Waipara has a slightly warmer climate than the rest of Canturbury, aiding in the frost issues the region experiences. Already boasting over 80 vineyards spread, covering more than 1,200 hectares of land Waipara is one of the fastest growing sub-regions, with the spot light slowly falling on Waipara, wines are getting more and more recognition and international acclaim. We can’t help but recommend the Riesling and Pinot Noir.

With three soil profiles, the regions unique terroir is comprised of “the valley floor, hill slopes and river terraces”. These profiles include gravelly deposits on the flats and terraces and limestone clays on the hillsides.