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2020 Bryterlater Ernest Pinot Noir

North Canterbury, NZ

A brooding, silky Pinot Noir from an up-and-coming winemaker in New Zealand. Wonderful wine.

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Feels refreshing and kinda elegant. Has some good mojo. Great drinking...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Waipara Valley is well regarded for its Pinot Noir, with some of the country's top drops emanating from this part of the South Island of New Zealand. Winemaker James Graves Opie sources the Pinot Noir from an organic vineyard, planted to the Abel clone (if the clone is familiar, its history makes for fascinating reading.)

Part of the wine was fermented using carbonic maceration (which emphasises the fruitiness of the red grapes), with the other part fermented naturally with wild yeasts. These two winemaking styles, plus the use of high-quality fruit, result in a silky wine with amazing texture, and lots of lifted red-fruit aromas. A truly delicious wine.

About Bryterlater

James Graves Opie, originally a sommelier from Victoria, moved to New Zealand in order to make wine from several certified organic sites in the Waipara Valley, situated in the Canterbury wine region. The region is seen as having one of the most diverse arrays of soil types in New Zealand. While the sites are somewhat sheltered from the Pacific Ocean's cooling effects, high natural acidity is still a common aspect of Opie's wines.

Opie's approach to winemaking is simple: "I have always gravitated toward wines that had more to tell than the sum of their parts. Wines that weren’t perfect, that spoke more of their place than the ego of their winemaker." He is definitely an up-and-coming winemaker to watch.

Winemaker James Graves Opie in the vineyard
Winemaker James Graves Opie in the vineyard
North Canterbury, NZ
Additional Info

From the Importer

TECH NOTES:

Hand-picked Pinot Noir (Able clone) was 20% destemmed by hand, 10% foot crushed and 70% left as whole bunches for wild fermentation. Once dry, the wine was basket pressed to old oak for approximately 11- months maturation.

TASTING NOTES:

From producer notes: ‘The basis of this wine is the synergy between alcoholic and carbonic fermentation. Lifted aromas of maraschino cherry, clove. The synergy creates a lovely silky, supple texture. Mineral. Cherry. Sweet salty liquorice. Raspberry. Soft tannin. Brooding.’

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

James and Olivia in the grape press
James and Olivia in the grape press
North Canterbury, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"This is sappy and tense, fresh and lively. Sour cherry, pomegranate juice, a bit of clove spice here. Washes around the palate nicely, some grippy webs of tannin, a bright, lightly amaro-tinged finish. Feels refreshing and kinda elegant. Has some good mojo. Great drinking, is the easy take away message." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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