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2017 Black Estate Home Pinot Noir

Waipara, NZ

An organic Pinot Noir grown on three hillsides in North Canterbury. Savoury in style, intense in feel.

$48.00

About
An appealing wine with impressive purity and power.

Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

About the Wine

The Pinot Noir vines in Black Estate's Home vineyard were planted back in 1994, and have been farmed organically and biodynamically since 2010 - finally becoming certified in 2017.

The resulting wine is one that is effortlessly enticing - it's bright and vibrant, with extreme drinkability and a seductive elegance.

Nicholas Brown, winemaker at Black Estate, has a minimalist approach to his wines and this one truly shows that sometimes, less is more. It's a beautiful drop from a very beautiful part of the world. Pinot lovers, you'll want to try this one - trust us.

About Black Estate

Black Estate was founded in Waipara in 1993 when Russell Black planted 8 hectares of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 2007, Pen Naish and her winemaker husband, Nicholas Brown, took over - and it's been expanding ever since, now with 24 hectares across three vineyards.

They use organic and biodynamic farming (certified with BioGro) to really focus on the life and environment of the vineyard, as well as the health and quality of all things within it - the soils, vines and fruits. They use a hands-off, minimalistic approach to their winemaking to really allow each of their exclusively single vineyard wines to really showcase each site, allowing the final product to express its environment in a pure form.

Nicholas Brown and Pen Naish, owners/vignerons
Nicholas Brown and Pen Naish, owners/vignerons
Waipara, NZ
Additional Info

From the Producer

This Black Estate Home Pinot Noir was grown on our Home Vineyard located 6 kilometres north east of the Waipara Junction, in the Omihi sub-district of Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. This is a north facing sedimentary clay fan on a gentle hill side slope.

Hand harvested fruit was 95% de-stemmed without crushing giving an average of 75% whole berry. Inoculated using vineyard derived yeast the wine fermented for 28 days in 0.5 to 2.5 ton open top fermenters. The vats were plunged using hand and foot two times per day during the peak of ferment. Each vat was pressed individually using a basket press. The wines were matured in 228L and 500L French Barrels for 12 months, 0% were new. The wine was then racked from barrel, blended and settled in tank for 6 months and then bottled without fining or filtration. Sulphites added.

Organic and biodynamic farming practices have been used since 2010. Home Vineyard became fully certified organic with BioGro in March 2017.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Black Estate
Black Estate's Damsteep vineyard
Waipara, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Real Review

"Bright, high-energy pinot noir with dark cherry, violet, floral, raspberry and spicy oak flavours. An appealing wine with impressive purity and power. Powdery tannins and fruity acidity provide structure and suggest at least moderate cellaring potential." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

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