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Rippon Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Tinker's Field 2008

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Picked by hand into small, 10kg cases allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery's sorting table undamaged and intact. They were picked and fermented separately in 10, 2-ton stainless steel fermenters. 40% whole cluster component. Each parcel is fermented and matured before blending. The winery's resident yeast population (non-inoculated) started fermenting on the 6th-9th day of cuvaison. The ferments reached maximum temperatures of 29-32 degrees Celcius. 10 months of new (35%) to 4 year old barrels. The malolactic fermentation went through unaided (non-inoculated) in spring time; it was then racked back into barrel and allowed a second winter in barrel before being run directly into bottle without filtering or fining.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Rippon Vineyard Ltd:
In 1974, Lois and the late Rolfe Mills moved back to the family farm in Wanaka. Acting largely on a hunch born in the schist slopes of the Douro Valley many years earlier, they planted a few short rows of experimental vines on a small steep bank above their house. Despite the mostly negative opinions of the viticultural experts of the time, the climate data that Rolfe collected was encouragemen... Read more
In 1974, Lois and the late Rolfe Mills moved back to the family farm in Wanaka. Acting largely on a hunch born in the schist slopes of the Douro Valley many years earlier, they planted a few short rows of experimental vines on a small steep bank above their house. Despite the mostly negative opinions of the viticultural experts of the time, the climate data that Rolfe collected was encouragement enough for them to plant their first commercial vineyard block in 1982. The growing belief they had in the site’s potential to produce fine wine was soon to be realised. There were many years of monitoring weather patterns, sugar levels and different grape varieties that could be suitable to the area. Through many years of empirical and scientific observation, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Sauvignon Blanc quickly came to the fore as the varieties which are most suited to the Rippon site. We also enjoy working with Gamay and Osteiner, from which we make lighter style summer wines. Some of the varieties which we have worked with, but have been replaced are Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Muller Thurgau, Breidecker, Chardonnay... The total area under vines is now 15 hectares with the majority of plantings in Pinot Noir and Riesling. Read less

External Reviews for Rippon Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Tinker's Field

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/25/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2008 Rippon Pinot Noir Tinker's Field 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Medium ruby color; deep, tight, herbal aromas with a hint of cherry and mint; deep, rich, herbal flavors with some cherry and spice notes; moderate tannin and oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Earthy, herbal Pinot that needs some time t... Pinot Report. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2008 Rippon Pinot Noir Tinkers Field 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/26/2011

Pale ruby in color, the 2008 Tinker's Field Pinot Noir presents expressive scents of red cherry, lavender and underbrush with a touch of cassia. Crisp, medium bodied with medium-firm very fine grained tannins, it has a long spice laced finish. Drink ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2008 Rippon Pinot Noir Tinker's Field 750ml



Picked by hand into small, 10kg cases allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery's sorting table undamaged and intact. They were picked and fermented separately in 10, 2-ton stainless steel fermenters. 40% whole cluster component. Each parcel is fermented and matured before blending. The winery's resident yeast population (non-inoculated) started fermenting on the 6th-9th day of cuvaison. The ferments reached maximum temperatures of 29-32 degrees Celcius. 10 months of new (35%) to 4 year old barrels. The malolactic fermentation went through unaided (non-inoculated) in spring time; it was then racked back into barrel and allowed a second winter in barrel before being run directly into bottle without filtering or fining.

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Dietary Information: Biodynamic

85 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 35% new French oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.6

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