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2017 Rippon Pinot Noir ‘Tinker’s Field’

Central Otago, NZ

The most structured and intense of the single block Rippon Pinot Noirs, chiselled from the oldest vines on the vineyard. 99 points James Suckling.

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$145.00

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About The Wine

Tinker's Field is a special section of Rippon Vineyard that vigneron Nick Mills feels speaks with a unique accent.

When the vintage conditions permits, a small portion of Pinot Noir grown  on the Northern slope closer to Lake Wanaka is bottled separately to tell a richer story of the season from Rippon's point of view.

This is a brilliant Pinot Noir. Architecutal, structural, tense and brooding, this is one of the finest single vineyard expressions of Pinot Noir to be found anywhere on New Zealand's South Island.

The extremely limited 2017 vintage will only be available for a limited 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.

The bucolic Rippon Vineyard
The bucolic Rippon Vineyard
Central Otago, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

A unique parcel within Rippon, Tinker’s Field is a gentle, north facing slope formed by an ancient ejection cone of coarse schist gravels. Tinker’s Field is home to the oldest vines on the property and is named after Rippon’s visionary founder, Rolfe Mills (Tink to his friends), and the land that he had dreamed of farming since childhood.

Form and feel: Layered, detailed, compressed power, precise, unforced masculinity.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

99Points
James Suckling

"From a parcel of the oldest vines on the Rippon property with coarse schist gravels, this is a complex and strikingly fragrant pinot noir with aromas of blueberry, blood orange, orange peel, violet, crushed rock, moist earth, pepper and fresh-ground brown spices. The palate has a strikingly vivid and intense core of blueberry and dark-cherry flavors. So vivid, ultra pure and enigmatic, this is restrained yet powerful. The tannins shine bright on a lustrous and deep-reaching finish. Stunning. Try from 2025." - Nick Stock (James Suckling)

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