2020 Rippon Emma's Block Pinot Noir

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The softest, most elegant Pinot Noir from the Rippon Vineyard. Only small amounts make it to Australia.
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Emma was the great-great-great grandmother of the current Mills generation.

They named this single vineyard expression of Pinot Noir in honour of her.

It comes from a pocket of the vineyard right near the water of Lake Wanaka. It's a softer, more streamlined version of Pinot Noir from this famous vineyard. It's Rippon spoken at a whisper, but it's utterly stunning to drink.

Only a small amount of Emma's Block makes it to Australian shores. Allocations are limited.

98 points
"This is so opened and perfumed with sliced strawberry, orange and fresh mushroom. Full, velvety and caressing texture and finish. Articulate. Seductive. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling

96 points
"A refreshing and memorable wine. Very fresh, cranberry, pomegranate and dried herb flavours with briny acidity in tow – the flavours. So very beautiful, fragile almost, and wonderful to drink. Pause and reflect."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


A unique parcel within Rippon, Emma's Block faces eastward on the lakefront where ancient clay reefs run laterally through fine schist gravels. Emma's Block is named after the great-great-great grandmother of the current generation of the Mills family, through whom the name entered into the family.
Form feel: Detailed, sleek, fine, glide, animated femininity.

98 points - "This is so opened and perfumed with sliced strawberry, orange and fresh mushroom. Full, velvety and caressing texture and finish. Articulate. Seductive. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold." - James Suckling

95 points - "High notes of acidity and perfume reaching high up in the nostrils. Bit of a cherry pie, some toast and hazelnut/almond nuance. Juicy and infused with blood orange, red fruit spectrum, bright crunchy cherry, squeaky and with a hint of ground coffee. Beautiful. It has a bright future, this one." - Kasia Sobiesiak

96 points - "It’s a pale but vibrant ruby colour in the glass. Light, attractive scents of fragrant roses, lavender, just ripe raspberry, white pepper and sage leaf. Pretty. Maybe a saline whiff too. The palate is super fine, decidedly a pyre, lighter, tense expression, but with hallmark detail in tannin profile making for a refreshing and memorable wine. Very fresh, cranberry, pomegranate and dried herb flavours with briny acidity in tow – the flavours. So very beautiful, fragile almost, and wonderful to drink. Pause and reflect." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Rippon

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.

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