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2016 Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir

Perfectly sited on a north-facing slope - it's an exemplification of the "iron fist in a velvet glove".

2016 Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir

Perfectly sited on a north-facing slope - it's an exemplification of the "iron fist in a velvet glove".

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FWD Co. Panel f95 James Suckling js96 Cameron Douglas cd95
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2016 Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir

Perfectly sited on a north-facing slope - it's an exemplification of the "iron fist in a velvet glove".

FWD Co. Panel f95 James Suckling js96 Cameron Douglas cd95

Description

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).

Smells

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

Tastes

Seductive and very silky in the mouth, with a glorious spicy savoury edge to it, Angel Flower shows hints of lavender... it's an ethereal experience that's difficult to capture in words. Part autumn, part roasting meat underneath a deceptively succulent, delicate and sweet beginning, there's so much going on. Very approachable now with a medium decant, but much better from 2022 onwards and up to 15 years from vintage.

BrandPyramid Valley

RegionCanterbury

VarietalPinot Noir

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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