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2016 Pyramid Valley Growers Collection On Skins White Blend

Canterbury, NZ

A skin contact rendition of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewüztraminer from off-site fruit crafted by one of New Zealand's most impressive cult producers.

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About

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.

The stunning Pyramid Valley Vineyard
The stunning Pyramid Valley Vineyard
Canterbury, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our ambition to create a range of wines from sites other than our home vineyard was born of multiple desires.

When friends with extraordinary vineyards offered to make available small amounts of Pinot Noir, we loved the idea of exploring the voice of one of our home varieties from other terroirs. The Eaton Family Vineyard in Marlborough, the Calvert Vineyard on Felton Road in Bannockburn – these are remarkable sites, meticulously managed by admired colleagues; it is a privilege to be trusted with such fruit.

Blend : Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mike and Claudia
Mike and Claudia
Pyramid Valley, Caterbury
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

18Points
Raymond Chan

"A little cloudy with orange and peach colour, with some depth, lighter edged. The nose is full, broad and well-packed with aromas of ripe peaches, tropical fruits, quince and guavas, unfolding a little spice and citrus notes in a complex amalgam. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has full and rounded flavours of citrus fruits, tropical fruits, peach, quince and guava, entwined with spice, earth and mineral notes and bitter-herb and stonefruit nuances. The mouthfeel features a grainy, textural, phenolic grip providing a firm, underlying line, with soft and integrated acidity. The wine carries with good drive to a long, lingering finish of savoury stonefruits, tropical fruits and exotic elements on a grainy palate with slight bitter and refreshing notes. This is a flavoursome skin contact wine with ripe, savoury tropical and exotic fruits on a grainy textured palate with hints of bitterness." - Raymond Chan

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