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 Wine Orbit
"The wine is sweetly fruited and inviting on the nose showing ripe strawberry, dark cherry, cake spice and vanilla oak characters. It is equally satisfying on the palate with excellent weight and intensity, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and chalky tannins. Beautifully styled and structured with a lengthy expansive finish. At its best: now to 2024. $40.00."
A restrained, pure and beautifully elegant nose features shy and cool aromas of essence of red berries that are trimmed in subtle spice wisps. The attractively textured,
plush and very rounded medium weight flavors possess plenty of sappy dry extract while offering fine length and very good
depth for such a young pinot. While there is just a hint of finishing acid tang, I suspect that a few years of bottle age will cause
it to gradually dissipate. Overall, this is very good and should age well too. 92/2025+
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