Deep ruby hue. Aromas of vibrant red cherry, damson jam, sandalwood and hints of fertile earth. Flavours of lush and silken red fruit, with structured mid palate tannin from fruit and finishing with tannin from mature stems. Strong and persistent flavour length carrying fruit, dense complex tannin and gentle but bright minerality. Drink now to 2026.
Vineyard Planted in 1986 at a vine density of 5000 vines per hectare . The soils are classified as Waipara Greensand which is a green grey richly glauconitic sandstone. A mass selection of Pinot Noir cuttings were planted on their own roots and established and farmed without irrigation. Organic and biodynamic farming practices have been used since 2012. The Netherwood Vineyard was fully certified organic with BioGro in March 2017.