2015 Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir

The pretty sunbather of the pair on its north-facing slope - it's the reality that spawned the cliché "iron fist in a velvet glove". Only 250 x 6-packs made.

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Brand Pyramid Valley
Region Canterbury
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2015
Country New Zealand


From the north-facing section of the Pyramid Valley Home Block, Angel Flower is named after the yarrow weed, with its fine, fennel-like leaves and white flowers. This useful little weed produces the base for the biodynamic preparation 502 and the pioneer Rudolf Steiner said you can never have enough yarrow on your land, and this block certainly lends some credence to the theory. Angel Flower is always the most ethereal and perfumed of the two Home Pinot Noirs, perhaps more feminine but with a bold and concentrated character that comes from the low yields and close-planted vines (10 to 12,000 vines per hectare).


Instantly pretty and appealing, but with an underlying exotic spice character to go with all the red cherry, wild strawberry and floral notes.


Seductive and very silky in the mouth, with a glorious spicy caramel edge to it, Angel Flower shows hints of lavender and has an emotional intensity that's difficult to put into words. Part autumn, part roasting meat, there's so much going on and it's all packed into a deceptively pretty package. Very approachable now but much better from 2020 onwards.

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