This is not something we have seen before.
About The Wine
The 2010 vintage of the 'Rippon' Rippon Pinot Noir, is a landmark wine.
It was a wine that showed plenty of promise in its youth. A powerful, muscular rendition of Pinot Noir from one of the great vineyards of the world.
It was a little surly on release. A wine of coiled power and imposing structure. With almost 10 years now under its belt, the wine has blossomed.
It shows remarkable freshness for a decade old New World Pinot Noir. Such life and energy in the bottle.
James Suckling awarded it a perfect 100 points. This small allocation will be sold out in no time.
About Rippon Vineyard
Rippon Vineyard is one of the most breathtaking sites in Central Otago.
For over a century the Mills family has farmed this small patch of earth on the banks of Lake Wanaka. Nick Mills is the fourth generation of his family to walk the rows on Rippon. He now farms the site according to biodynamic principles.
The Mills family and Rippon are intrinsically linked. There's a deep connection to the land which Nick translates into their superlative wines.
Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer all excel at Rippon. The wines are made with patience and love.
In the wines of Rippon, you can sense everything that is transcendent about terroir-driven winemaking where the story of a place is told through the wines it produces.