|A local retailer, showcasing 12 different New Zealand |
Sauvignon Blanc, with only one Pinot Noir.
Pyramid Valley Vineyards.
Pyramid Valley: A Genie in a bottle”.
Story over, right? Wrong!
While researching the vineyards of Pyramid Valley and history of its owners/winemakers Mike and Claudia Weersing, I came across a line of wines that truly excited me, The Grower’s Collection.
The Grower's Collection is a series of wines that represents individual growers, varieties and vineyards from New Zealand, all in the fashion of Pyramid Valley Vineyards. It showcases the terroir and varietal expressions of each location with small blocks of fruit and in some cases very rare varieties. As I started to taste through these, the first thing that struck me was how incredibly natural these tasted. The wines are certainly in the style of Pyramid Valley with naturally occurring / stopping fermentations, no filtering and little to no sulfur. But these wines aren't just good; they don't just have wonderful aromatic bouquets and amazing juiciness on the palate. These wines actually taste--healthy. They seem to somehow nurture you, like juice from some unknown fruit that has just been discovered.
I know this may sound a little over the top, but I can think of no better way to explain them. The best recommendation I can make is to taste them for yourself.
|The Cab Franc, my tasting note could|
have just read, "God, I love this wine"
Upon first opening, I was worried that this wine had been exposed to excessive heat. It was almost impenetrable, and so I put it aside. I'm glad I did so, because within two hours it came to life, softened and evolved, turning into what can only be described as a gorgeous pinot rooted in the earth. What's more; its cherry component was beautiful, seeming almost impossibly natural. It's a lovely wine. (91 points) Find it on: Wine-Searcher!
|Another spectacular wine, truly|
unique and inspired winemaking.
Find it on: Wine-Searcher!