2021 Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Sauvignon +
Pyramid Valley Vineyards
97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Pinot Gris
North Canterbury, New Zealand
Sustainably farmed, free of artificial chemicals or fertilisers. Naturally fermented and cellared in our winery.
Pale yellow straw appearance. Smokey, lemon curd, citrus and spicy jalapeño aromas. Medium body with good density and texture with fine tannins running through the palate. Flavours of citrus, lemon pith meadow herb with a lovely dry saline finish which will age nicely over the next five years. Match with fresh kai moana. - Winery note
“Precise and brilliantly focused with grapefruit, apricot, lime peel and dried herb nuances, it's finely expressed on the palate delivering bright fruit flavours backed by vibrancy acidity, finishing impressively long and structured. Delightfully restrained and poised.” – 95 points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
The 2021 is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (97%) and Pinot Gris (three per cent) from two sustainably farmed vineyards in Waipara. The Fraher vineyard (Sauvignon Blanc) was planted in 2002 and sits on soils of Omihi clay. The Porters vineyard, a source of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, was planted in 2004 on Domett clay soils. The wine was naturally fermented in a combination of tank, neutral barrels and clay amphora, and five per cent of the fruit was fermented on skins for two to three weeks. The wine sat on lees for three months before being bottled unfined. - Importer note