We offer delivery in the Netherlands at a standard fee of €6.95 per order. Delivery is signed for and takes up to 5 working days. We also delivery in Belgium, Germany, Austria and France. Please enquire to [email protected] for a quote. Due to geographical restrictions, some wines may not be available for your market.
All orders are packed safely for transit meaning that the original carton/wooden box will not be supplied.
This east-facing block is unique, in that it has clay laced through the schist gravels and produces a slightly fleshier style of pinot. Aromas of spiced red and dark cherries, forest leaves, dark pepper, some oak spice and the savory, dry-stone notes of schist. The palate has very silky, smooth-honed texture and a long, focused run of fine tannin. Darker-cherry flavors sit fresh at the finish. Drink or hold.
A pure, seductive and unadulterated expression of Pinot, offering a mix of herbs including rosemary and thyme alongside red cherry fruit. A finely crafted wine that expands gently in the mouth but retains a transparency and sense of lightness on its feet. Complete and satisfying, with a lick of integrated cedar oak on the finish, where gentle, fine tannins provide tender grip. Excellent balance and a sense of calm and charm. A little more length wouldn't be unwelcome, just to take it into the realms of near-perfect.
A pioneering producer in Central Otago, Rippon is one of the oldest producers in New Zealand being founded in 1982. Being situated on Lake Wanaka, Rippon is the most beautiful and photographed estate in New Zealand. Current winemaker Nick Mills has an impressive CV having worked with some of the finest Domaines in the world; Comte Armand, Domaine de la Vougeraie and Domaine JJ Confuron to name a few.
The wines are both organic and biodynamic with a focus on subplots or climats which all perform differently. The house style is concentrated yet silky and elegant. The wines are thought-provoking retaining good depths, weight, and mystery. Emma’s Block is the most approachable Cuvee from the start, whereas Tinker’s Field requires time and patients. Rippon has been firing from all cylinders recently producing hit after hit with scores up to 99-Points placing it in the realms of Grand Cru Burgundy. It won’t be long until their hard work pays off and they get the coveted 100-Points score.