After stints in various regions of New Zealand as well as Navarra, Spain, winemaker Andrew Fox had established the strong relationships in the Waipara region enabling him to beg, borrow and lease his way into founding his own label, Silver Wing. It is focused entirely on the varieties that showcase Waipara as perhaps New Zealand’ most exciting terroir - producing Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, all carefully sourced from closely managed local vineyards. Leveraging its outsider status and commitment to artisan values, a special focus of Silver Wing is natural and traditional winemaking, including hand-picking, indigenous yeast fermentation and good use of skin contact. Silver Wing are also one of the only local producers of a no-sulphites-added wine, the Nada Pinot Noir.
What The Critics Say
18-/20 Raymond Chan (2014 vintage)
"Full, dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is tightly concentrated with aromas of red and black berry and cherry fruit, lifted by red and violet florals, unveiling subtle, piquant herbal nuances. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, the palate features juicy and sweetly bright fruit flavours of dark red berry and cherry fruit that form a good core. Some herbal nuances add interest and detail. The wine flows strongly with fine, slippery acidity and some underlying alcoholic power. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin structure and the wine carries to a slender, but firm, lingering finish. This is a bright-fruited, juicy Pinot Noir with red fruits and subtle herb nuances, and a driven palate with fine structure. Serve with poultry, pork and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit, 40% clone 777 and the remainder 5 and 667, from the ‘Williams Family’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 15% new French oak. Bottled without any sulphates, preservatives or chemicals, but with some CO2. Labelled as ‘Preservative Free’. 18.0-/20 Nov 2015 RRP $32.00."
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