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2018 Lime Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir

2018 Lime Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2018 Lime Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A superb and super-elegant Pinot Noir from the limestone hills of Wairarapa. This delicious wine is made by Raphael Burki, winemaker for Johner, who has exploited a relatively elevated lime-rich slope in Wairarapa to make a concentrated and complex, Burgundy-styled Pinot. Well worth this price, this new label is a sophisticated red to decant now or cellar.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

"Lime Hill Vineyard is the joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate at Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. The small vineyard is close-planted to a density of 6,000 vines per ha, on limestone soil with a thin layer of clay topsoil, and has 0.4 ha of predominantly Mendoza clone Chardonnay and 0.9 ha of Pinot Noir, clones, 667, 777, 115, 10/5, Abel and 5, established in 2013. The hillside vineyard, east of Masterton sits at 280 m.a.s.l. and clearly designed to follow the burgundy model." -- Raymond Chan

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Bright, taut, focused pinot noir with red cherry, violet and chalky-mineral flavours. High energy wine with a perfect balance of alcohol sweetness and fruity acidity. A pristine wine with good cellaring potential 7/8/2019." Drink 2019 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

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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