A new release from the celebrated 2015 vintage in North Canterbury. Aromas of oyster shell, nectarine and apricot, honey suckle, cashew and hazelnut. The pallet is dense and present with clay soils and salivating minerality, typical of the Home Vineyard. A happy and healthy wine! Flavours of white rock, sunny fields and brioche persist. Drink now to 2022.
- Hectares Planted.
- Wine Produced.
- Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Riesling
- Estate (1994), Netherwood (1986) and Damsteep Vineyard (1999)
- Various limestone and clay-limestone soils, dense
- Warm days, cool nights
- Gentle & guiding
- Intense and hands on
- The Naish Family
There's Nicholas, he's the winemaker and married to Penelope, who looks after the business. With Pen's parents Rod and Stacey, the family owns Black Estate. Together they grow wine, talk about the weather quite a lot, and fight the good fight.
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We're in harvest with still warm days and fruit hanging out on the vine. The 2016 fruit is very good as we write in mid April. Compact, concentrated and fresh. Nicholas' beard as grown and beer is popular. Will update the season report once all the fruit is safe and sound.
A Pinot Noir - Chardonnay co ferment from vines growing together in a 0.8 ha block at Netherwood vineyard. Bright cranberry, strawberry and rhubarb flavours with a saline and rocklike mineral line. Fresh, complex, and delicious. A unique wine from a very unique vineyard. Organic. Drink now to 2020.
The pallet is initially soft with building texture and mid pallet density. The mineral acidity builds and brightens pulling the flavour length of the wine along, giving a lasting and refreshing persistence. Medium Dry. Drink now to 2021.
Red flowers of rose, damson plum and sweet ripe raspberry and cherry, mineral tones and soft fragrant wood spices. On the palate - youthful, dry, fruity, soft dried herb and loaded with mineral messages; lovely balance and finish. Cameron Douglas MS.
Fragrant rich forest fruit, raspberry, red current, plum with savoury tilled earth and clay notes. A soft mouthfeel with a fine mineral line and supple fruit balanced with savoury tannin. Salty and mineral.
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A bouquet driven by a limestone and clay mineral aroma offset by raspberry and red cherry, a little plum and brown spices... On the palate...a mix of red fruit flavors and a light savory layer, brown spices and mineral. Overall a damn fine example. 90 Points
A complex-flavoured medium-dry Riesling with savoury citrus fruit, marmalade and musky botryis, and good energy.
Grab yourself an adult bib as this Riesling will leave your mouth watering. It's a medium dry style but has lovely acidity, leaving you salivating and your mouth cleansed, ready for the next sip. The fruit...showing red apple, honeysuckle and apricot flavours. 17.5