2016 Boneline Waimanu Pinot Noir
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 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie
"Sweet cherry, faint raspberry scents, a touch of amaro and blood orange. Really like the perfume. Glossy and bright in the palate, sour cherry flavours here, so pure-feeling, effortless glide, soft, brisk, herb n orange-y finish. It’s lovely, does balance well, does length well, and satisfaction plus." Drink 2018 - 2027
93/100 Sam Kim (2014 vintage)
"Bright, fragrant and appealing, the youthful bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, cranberry and floral characters with hints of spice and cedar complexity. The palate offers succulent mouthfeel and lovely mid palate weight, beautifully supported by silky texture and polished tannins. Very inviting and expressive."
Jo Burzynska (2014 vintage)
"For me the jewel in The Boneline's crown is the elegant Waimanu pinot noir. Its silken red cherry and cranberry fruit is infused with aromatic notes of sweet spices and florals, along with mineral and subtle savoury undertones, underpinned by bright acid and fine tannins."
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