The Crater Rim 2013 Pinot Noir, Waipara
Aromas of red cherry, earth and spice are balanced with a generous round mouth feel. The finish on the palate shows hints of spice with a fine, ripe tannin structure.
The fruit was fermented in small open top vats using natural yeasts followed by 15 months maturation on lees in new and seasoned French oak barriques. After barrel maturation the wine was bottled without fining or filtration. Winemaker Haydon’s philosophy in the winery is based on creating wines of character and quality through a policy of watchful, non-interventionist winemaking. He uses a combination of new and traditional techniques and technology to allow the fruit to become wine. Haydon focuses on allowing the vineyard character to shine through to produce complete, balanced and unique wines.
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