2016 Boneline Waimanu Pinot Noir

2016 Boneline Waimanu Pinot Noir

94 Points The Wine Front
2016 Boneline Waimanu Pinot Noir
94 Points The Wine Front

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A superb expression of Waipara Pinot at its best. With some of the oldest vines in the valley and Ostler's Jeff Sinnott at the winemaking helm, The Boneline are making stunning advances. The Waimanu is the perfect expression of Waipara's Pinot strengths with harmonious fruit and subtle spicy, umami themes in a satisfying, complete varietal style. Defining the high-quality mark for Kiwi Pinot at this price, the Waimanu is highly recommended.

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Boneline are a Waipara operation with a serious focus on terroir. Waipara’s lime-rich soils and nearly identical climate to Chablis allow Boneline to explore stylistic bridge points between the more restrained French and more brightly fruited characteristics of New Zealand terroir wines. The name Boneline itself invokes a network of ideas linking their wines and terroir to the primordial history of the site, directly referring to fossilised fish bones that have been found around the Waipara River - which also appear on their labels - and indirectly referring to the lime in the soil, itself a residue of fish calcium that forms the various bone-like substrata of many Waipara vineyards and makes the region such a special place for wine. Bringing to their work a broad range of human and marketing as well as winemaking talents, Boneline look set to define new possibilities for their exceptional place and its offerings.

What The Critics Say

94/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie

"Sweet cherry, faint raspberry scents, a touch of amaro and blood orange. Really like the perfume. Glossy and bright in the palate, sour cherry flavours here, so pure-feeling, effortless glide, soft, brisk, herb n orange-y finish. It’s lovely, does balance well, does length well, and satisfaction plus." Drink 2018 - 2027

93/100 Sam Kim (2014 vintage)

"Bright, fragrant and appealing, the youthful bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, cranberry and floral characters with hints of spice and cedar complexity. The palate offers succulent mouthfeel and lovely mid palate weight, beautifully supported by silky texture and polished tannins. Very inviting and expressive."

Jo Burzynska (2014 vintage)

"For me the jewel in The Boneline's crown is the elegant Waimanu pinot noir. Its silken red cherry and cranberry fruit is infused with aromatic notes of sweet spices and florals, along with mineral and subtle savoury undertones, underpinned by bright acid and fine tannins."

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Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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