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2020 The Hermit Ram Skin Fermented Field Blend

North Canterbury, NZ

Very pale, spicy, organic field blend from an NZ natural wine icon.

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$42.00

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About The Wine

When a skinnsy white has a one-night stand with a fresh pale red wine, this is the fascinating mutant offspring.

A true field blend, with the fruit all picked at the same moment, from an old organic vineyard in Waipara (North Canterbury), a stunning area just north of Christchurch.

Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gewürztraminer are the actors in this winemaking drama, and they give a top-notch performance. The one-night stand is actually six weeks on skins before the aging in amphora.

It is the colour of a cloudy rose, and reveals inviting gentle berry flavours and a pleasing mid-palate crunch.

About The Hermit Ram

Theo Coles is the enigmatic wildman behind The Hermit Ram creations.

This is what happens when traditional winemaking techniques cross with a punk rock attitude.

His wines are raw and loaded with attitude. Little to no additions are utilised during the winemaking process as Theo attempts to get the purest expression of the vineyard into the bottle.

The Hermit Ram is one of the poster boys of the NZ natural wine scene.

The Hermit Ram alone in the vineyard
The Hermit Ram alone in the vineyard
North Canterbury, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

The act of fermenting whichever varieties are planted in your vineyard together is intriguing and the results can be delicious and a really unique picture of a particular vineyard site and region. This wine is a field blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer. It comes from one of North Canterbury’s earliest planted vineyards. It presents itself like a delicate pinot with insane aromatics.

The fruit was picked on the proportions it grows in the vineyard. It was destemmed and naturally fermented on skins for six weeks. Pressed off in to Amphora and allowed to go through a natural malolactic ferment. This wine was bottled with no fining, filtration or sulphur.

ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Theo Coles
Theo Coles
North Canterbury, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Cheeky, uber-pale red with heaps of tarty berry characters, and a tangy, enticing mouthfeel - DD Wine Crew

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