"Heady aromas of candied red berries, cloves, stalks, potpourri and oak spice are followed by a wallop of tightly wound, rustic tannins and mouthwatering acidity. While the fruit on the nose is on the ripe side, and the palate is a little rustic for some, there's something exceptionally gluggable about this wine. Drink slightly chilled with charcuterie." -90pts. Wine Enthusiast

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Pinot Noir
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Waipara Springs Winery is located in the heart of the Waipara Valley, just a 45min drive north of Christchurch in the South Island. Planted in the early 1980’s and now covering some 26ha, the vineyard contains some of the oldest ownrooted Mendoza clone Chardonnay in NZ, providing the entirely estate grown wines with a depth and intensity that only old vines can produce.


The Waipara Springs Estate Vineyard from which Premo wines are solely sourced has a terroir that renders wines totally unique. Derived from a prehistoric lakebed at the centre of the Waipara Valley floor the vineyard soils are a rich blend of clay and limestone.

TASTING NOTES 

The Waipara Springs Pinot Noir shows earthy and savoury notes and is backed up by a core of dark ripe forest fruits. On the palate the low pH gives elegance to the natural fruit sweetness and the minimal extraction has resulted in a fine tannin structure

THE STORY TO KNOW

Waipara Springs Winery is located in the heart of the Waipara Valley. Planted in the early 1980’s the vineyard contains some of the oldest vines in the valley providing the entirely estate grown wines with a depth and intensity that only old vines can produce.

The vineyard of 26 hectares is planted with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Merlot with the wines crafted in two differing styles, the fresh fruit driven wines under the Waipara Springs label and the structurally driven wines of the Premo label.