Purveyors of fine grape juice
2016 Kindeli Tinto nelson, new zealand
$30

This is 70% pinot noir, 20% syrah and 10% pinot gris.
Noir comes from a couple of vineyards, the syrah from Moutere clay and the gris comes from Hope. There is skin contact, carbonic maceration and whole bunch pressing employed in the winemaking. Alex Craighead is the winemaker, who curiously does some contract/consulting winemaking in Japan each year now. Based out of Nelson, New Zealand though.
Cloudy garnet colour. Pepper and fresh green herbs, old fireplace, slate, red cherries pickled and fresh. Palate is where the magic is – crisp, glass shard texture, succulent, loaded with pinot noir cherry fruit and sleek spice, bright with zesty acidity, mouthwatering through a long, drawn out finish. Drinkability is through the roof. I kept coming back to the thought ‘this has seriously good pinot noir/pinot noir character in it’. It’s bloody unreal. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin nelson, new zealand
Year 2016
Varietal red and white blend
Style fresh & alive