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From a parcel of the oldest vines on the Rippon property with coarse schist gravels, this is a complex and strikingly fragrant pinot noir with aromas of blueberry, blood orange, orange peel, violet, crushed rock, moist earth, pepper and fresh-ground brown spices. The palate has a strikingly vivid and intense core of blueberry and dark-cherry flavors. So vivid, ultra pure and enigmatic, this is restrained yet powerful. The tannins shine bright on a lustrous and deep-reaching finish. Stunning. Try from 2025.
It might not be as so open and welcoming as the estate’s other single-parcel Pinot, Emma's, but there are hidden depths, layering and a little more power here. You can expect plentiful concentration in this elegant and silken Pinot. It combines intensity with delicacy in a light-bodied and focused package, and reflects the cooler season with its mouthwatering freshness on the finish. There’s a festive element in terms of flavor: Christmas spices meet plums as well as violets, red cherries and garrigue. There's a fine tow of acid, and gentle tannin that has a fine stone-licking texture, providing interest on the lengthy and sinewy finish.
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.