Mainly Pinot Noir and Merlot
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
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS
"Fabulous colour, bright, fruity, floral and engaging bouquet. Crisp, refreshing and dry with flavours of red cherry and apple, cold peach tea and a whisper of tropical fruit. Super fine fruit tannins, medium+ acidity and light-weight refreshing finish. Balanced, well made and ready. best from today and through 2023." Drink 2020 - 2023
"cherry blossom — rose petal — ripe peach — frangipani — wild strawberry — pink grapefruit — pomegranate sparkle. Pink guava flesh in appearance. Bright red berry fruit is encircled with cherry blossom and rose petal on the nose. Wild strawberries, crunchy stone fruit and rock melon make up the palate, savoury textures and weight from the barrel fermentation support the lovely natural acidity to give a balanced finish. Serve slightly chilled. Our small tribute to summer."
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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.