Urlar; Gaelic for the Earth, is the heart of our farming system. Our desire is to bring an abundance of life back to these ancient soils so you can discover the purity of flavour that is inherent in our land.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC and made using Biodynamic principles.
- NZ - Other New Zealand
- New Zealand
Fruit from the ‘Urlar' vineyard, hand-picked and given a cold soak, then fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in 25% new French oak barriques. Dark, deep ruby red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on edge. The bouquet is very fresh and vibrantly pure with concentrated dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas along with notes of herbs. Medium-full bodied, this is an elegant and well-proportioned wine showing concentrated dark red berry and cherry flavours with a layering of oak spice and nuances of fresh herbs. Violet floral elements and hints of raspberry liqueur show, adding interest. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, supple tannins with balanced acidity which lead to a fresh, lively finish. This is a layered and detailed Pinot Noir that will provide elegant drinking with Asian poultry, pork dishes over the next 4-5+ years. Certified organic. 17.5+/20 - Ryamond Chan, Jan 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2010 vintage delivers an enticing nose of ripe red fruits and dark chocolate which combine with flavours of sweet dark plums intermingled with savoury notes and exotic spices.
This wine is elegant and refined with a seamless rich texture through the palate.
Beautifully suited to a rack of lamb or gamey dishes such as venison or duck.