Rippon Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016
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A Central Otago benchmark. The farm voice of a distinct parcel of land: Rippon. On the western board of Roy's Bay, Lake Wanaka, Rippon's north-facing escarpment forms the meeting point of terminal moraines and coarse gravels, all based in schist, on which some of the region's earliest vines were planted. A wine issued from all of the fully developed Pinot Noir vines growing in this land.
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Rippon Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016
James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com): 97/100 & Top 100 Wine from New Zealand. This is such profoundly complex pinot with violets, dark cherries, plums, blueberries, graphite, black tea, peppery nuances, licorice and woody spices, all taking a role on the nose. The palate has such density and precision, delivering a powerfully composed and profoundly concentrated core of blueberry and dark-cherry flavor in a layered and refined style. Such impressive depth and character. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier: 95/100 (Classic: a great wine). Extremely youthful bouquet of Pinot Noir with aromas and scents of spice and earth, red fruits and crushed flowers, tea and old rose. Equally youthful on the palate with a vibrant and energy filled flavour profile - crushed rocks, dark red berry fruits, oak spice and whispers of smoke, organic and adventurous. Dry and lengthy, savoury, dried herb offset with a core of red berry fruit flavours. Youthful textures from tannins and acidity. A delicious wine but also a very young wine. Decant for service if opened before 2021. Best drinking 2022 through 2032.
Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast: 94/100. From one of New Zealand's most celebrated wineries, located on the pristine shores of Lake Wanaka, this Pinot is made for the long haul. Brambly fruit and spice center on an earthy, spicy core. Dense, nearly impenetrable on the palate, a powerful line of taut, fine tannins cinch the fruit and spice. While just starting to show some age, this remains an austere but laser-focused wine that requires patience, but should reward in spades with time in cellar. Drink 2021-2035.
Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94/100. One of the few New Zealand Pinots that benefit from decanting in their youth, Rippon's 2016 Mature Vine Pinot Noir packs in raspberries, hints of Asian five spice powder and delicate herbal notes behind a wall of crushed stone and firm but ripe tannins. It's medium to full-bodied, with a long, slightly chewy finish. Don't be afraid to lose this one in the cellar for 5 or more years.
Layers of softly silky, mineral-edged dark and blue fruit flavours are nuanced with spice and herbal notes and fine-grained tannins that lead to the long, sustained finish.
Aromas and flavours:
Type: red wine
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Food match: Match with lamb dishes and Mediterranean cuisine.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Residual sugar: <2 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulfite
Vineyard site: Lake Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand. Rippon, the west boad of Roy's Bay, Lake Wanaka. Rippon's north-facing escarpment forms the meeting point of terminal moraines and coarse gravels; all based in schist. Rippon, a wine issued from all of the fully developed Pinot Noir vines, is considered the farm voice of this distinct parcel of land.
Picked by hand into small, 10kg cases allowing the fruit to arrive at
the winery's sorting table undamaged and intact.This wine represents many small parcels of different clones, vine ages and
micro-sites within a single Vineyard: Rippon. They were picked and fermented separately in 13, 2-tonne
Each parcel is fermented and matured apart before blending. Population (non-inoculated) started fermenting on the 7th-9thth day of cuvaison. The ferments reached
maximum temperatures of 15-30°C Celsius.
Total time of skin contact: 16-28 days, depending on parcel
12 months of new (24%) to 4 year old French oak barrels. The malolactic fermentation went through unaided (non-inoculated) in springtime; it was then racked back into barrel and allowed a second winter in barrel before being run directly into bottle without filtering or fining. Total Time in Barrel: 17 months.
Cellaring potential: 2026+Cases produced: 2153
Produced and bottled with loving care by: Rippon Vineyard and Winery Ltd., 246 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand