2018 Ekleipsis Waipara Pinot Noir

2018 Ekleipsis Waipara Pinot Noir

90 Points Richard Caro
2018 Ekleipsis Waipara Pinot Noir
90 Points Richard Caro

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A bright and juicy Pinot noir from Waipara. Made with partial carbonic (whole bunch) maceration, this wine offers red fruit characters that are aromatically pretty and highly accessible, against a background of slightly minerally funk. A drinkable and slylish natural red.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

"Nik and Jessica Mavromatis make a bit of natural wine under the Ekleipsis label. They produce 56 cases of the Pinot Nouveau, 200 cases of the Pinot Gris/Chardonnay and also an underwater rosé from barrels sunk in a lake." -- Jamie Goode

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2018 vintage

2018 Pinot Nouveau I made this with fruit from two BioGro certified vineyards, one growing on Waipara gravels along the river terrace in sunny North Canterbury. The other was slightly further north on the calcareous clay soils of Omihi. Partial carbonic maceration, one parcel of fruit was fermented as whole bunches under CO2 and wrapped tightly in an open top vessel for two weeks. Foot crushed, left for 48 hours then pressed and racked into a stainless steel variable capacity tank to undergo partial malolactic fermentation. The second parcel of fruit was destemmed and underwent wild fermentation. After 28 days it was pressed into one very old french oak barrel and left to undergo malo. Blended at bottling with the tiniest addition of S02, at a rate of 7ppm so while not entirely sulfur free it is extremely low. It has only been through coarse filtration and hand capped with crown seals. Carmine in colour with light pinot-esque viscosity. Playful "carbonique" effervescence in the mouth, enhanced when chilled slightly. Tannins are subtle, and acid is balanced between sweet ruby fruits and gamey darker spices, think incense, Kalamata olive brine, allspice, cloves and subtle mace."

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    Drink now. Natural Wine is not recommended for aging, and the unique styles mean we can't assist with returns or refunds for quality issues.

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with PIZZA



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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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