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Cabal Pinot Noir 2018

2018

£24.50

Availability: 48 in stock

Delicate, pretty colour. Lighter than 2017 & 2016. Typical of the vintage. Aromas of strawberry and rose. Super fine!! The palate is vibrant and softly textured.

Why we love it: North Canterbury is an internationally renowned destination for wine and food! Go for it!
Drink with: Roast Chicken or mushroom soup
TECH
Sub-Region
Waipara
Vintage
2018
Blend Info.
100%Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Vol.
12.5%
Bottle Vol.
175ml
Serving Temp.
12 - 16°
Closure
Screwcap
Drink
Now - 2025
PRODUCER

Cabal Estates has been owned and operated by the Clifford family for over 20 years and has provided grapes to winemakers in Waipara, North Canterbury ever since.

After taking over from his father in 2015, Edward has produced CABAL’s very first vintages in collaboration with Theo Coles (Hermit Ram).

CABAL’s first Pinot Noir was produced in 2016 and the pair have continued making delicious and naturally made small-batch wines annually ever since. Each vintage has stayed true to the characteristics of regional wines, made with handpicked grapes.

REGION

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.

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