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2016 Boneline Waipara Pinot Noir

2016 Boneline Waipara Pinot Noir

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92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Boneline Waipara Pinot Noir
92 Points Richard Caro

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A gorgeous, dark-fruited Waipara Pinot for a very reasonable price. Stylish new faces Boneline are in fact some of the oldest growers in Waipara. After the stunning success of their Waimanu Pinot, this 'entry level' red is sourced from a neighbouring block also on organically managed, lime-rich Waipara soils. Fresh yet dense with fruit and evocative earthy spice, this wine punches well above its weight as an expression of region and variety. Delicious!

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$25.99 in mixed 6+ or $28.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

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 it’s offerings.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on 2016 vintage

"right ruby crimson. Aromatically – lifted ripe summer berry – rata flower, boronia. In the mouth – soft luscious fresh fruit overlaying spicy Rum & Raisin earthiness – crème brûlée – sweet balsam – fresh fruit woven between lacy acidity & silky tannins. Autumnal loveliness."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Waipara

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

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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