Deliverance Pinot Noir 2019 (Waipara, New Zealand) "...strawberry, sour cherry, brambles..."
North Canterbury grows some of New Zealand’s most coveted wine grapes. They sourced the Pinot Noir grapes from two North Canterbury vineyards. These were predominantly from Dijon clones, vines are spur-pruned and carefully managed to allow dappled light into the fruit zone, which assists with retention of natural acid and delicate aromatics.
The fruit was ripe and flavoursome with thicker than usual skins in this 2019 vintage, due to the dry seasonal conditions. They therefore handled the fruit very gently to extract in a subtle way. The fruit was wild fermented in open top vats and allowed about one month macerating, before they slowly pressed the new wine to French oak barrels. The wine matured for 9 months in barrels, going through natural MLF over the warmer months, before they blended ready for bottling.
"Crimson to garnet in colour. Brambles and sappy undergrowth notes on the nose roll into strawberry and sour cherry flavours. Savoury leafy hints on the palate give freshness and contrast. The mouthfeel is delightfully satin-y for what is a weighty Pinot Noir with ample presence." - Erez Gordon, Carboot Wines