2016 Hidden Label Reserve Waipara Pinot Noir

Impressive Reserve Single Vineyard Waipara Pinot Noir... hand tended and crafted and in immaculate condition at 5-years – secretly offered Hidden Label CLEARANCE down from $35.00 to $17.99... this will be a quality revelation for sub $25 Pinot drinkers!

Elsewhere $35.00
$17.99

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Further Information

Brand Hidden Label
Region Waipara
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2016
Country New Zealand

Description

Waipara is the home to some of the best Pinot’s NZ produces... and this Hidden Label Reserve Pinot definitively speaks to that argument. This is an opportunity you’d be unwise to let pass you by - the wine quality, character and astounding CLEARANCE price are seriously unmissable! From the excellent 2016 Waipara vintage this is impressive Reserve quality... not simply a designation. Crafted from the finest, oldest estate fruit it’s a hands-on production from the vineyard to the bottle. Grapes are handpicked into small baskets to prevent oxidation of the fruit. The fruit is destemmed, and a portion of whole berries are retained in the natural ferment carried out in small batch open top traditional concrete fermenters. A twice daily gentle hand plunging of the cap during fermentation and maceration ensure the tannins are fine and elegant and the fruit is pure and not over extracted. A secondary malolatic ferment perfectly rounds the palate before sending to 100% French oak barriques for 18-months further ageing. To maximise its character and intensity it is bottled unfined and unfiltered. It’s a bit to absorb... but important for you to know when you’re buying the wine label unseen. That you understand the uncompromising quality of the wine from soil to bottle so you can see it is worthy of its “Reserve” designation. 5-Years old it is drinking stunningly now... and will do so for a further 5-years. The calibre and excitement of the Pinot you are buying at $17.99 cannot be overstated.

Smells

A superbly entwined mix of red & black cherries, forest floor, mushroom, leather and spice aromas.

Tastes

The classic Waipara savoury, earthy complexities and finely structured tannins play their role perfectly in promoting the purity, energy and length of the red & black cherry laden palate. The elegant tannins caress the cheeks, leaving a lingering impression and are balanced by the generous mid-palate fruit. The finish is the ultimate in more-ishness... offering a wonderful highlight to the benefits of bottle age. Gorgeous drinking now and through 2026... the perfect partner for gamey meat dishes... also roast lamb, roast vegetables and a wide variety of savoury dishes.

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