About The Wine
In the Growers Collection of wines, Mike and Claudia can spread heir wings away from the Home vineyard and work with fruit from local growers they respect and sites that they admire.
Here is a skin contact wine born of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris from the ‘Kerner’ vineyard and Gewürztraminer from Waihopi.
The fruit was fermented in its skins for 35 days before being sent to old oak barrels for a long sleep on lees before release.
It's a deliciously textural and mouthwatering blend - Mike has a fine eye for detail and that meticulous attention has brought together a very delicious wine here.
A dead-set cracking example of skin-contact wine making.
About Pyramid Valley Vineyards
In the year 2000, Mike and Claudia Elze Weersing found the patch of earth they'd been searching 15 years for.
With a background in winemaking from Burgundy and vintages of experience from some of Europe's finest cellars, Mike knew what he wanted in a vineyard site. With Claudia by his side, they set about planting a biodynamic Garden of Eden from the ground up.
They planted four blocks, half Pinot Noir, half Chardonnay, on the slopes of Pyramid Valley in the South Island. The farm is a thriving ecosystem with cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs all living in harmony.
The winemaking in behind these wines is wholly minimalistic. Only old oak and clay amphora are used as vessels. Additions are a bare minimum. Every effort is taken to preserve the unique character of this special site.
These are some of the most compelling and individualistic wines in all of New Zealand that have received rave critical acclaim.