Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Orange 2020 - North Canterbury
Bottle size: 750ml
Luminous peach/ copper hue, with a reassuring, organic, light haze. Lifted floral aromas leap out of the glass along with orange rind and earthy complexity. Lovely fine phenolics fill the mouth giving great weight and a moreish texture to the wine. Orange rind, Campari/ Negroni like flavours follow. A great wine to accompany a variety of tapas-style foods.
This is an absolutely delicious orange wine from Pyramid Valley.
A paean to the previous owners of Pyramid Valley, Mike and Claudia Weersing; legends of NZ wine and such wonderful people. A skin contact Pinot Gris here, unfined, unfiltered, with minimal sulphur.
Lipton Ice peach tea, orange rind and Japanese pickled ginger, slightly musky, dusty and peppery. Juicy peach and apricot flavours with a layer of spice and gentle nutty umami character, subtle white pepper tannin, a freshening juicy orange tang, and a perfumed finish of excellent length. It’s a clean, refreshing and beautifully turned out version of orange wine, and lovely to drink. I’m going to guzzle it.
Pyramid Valley founders, Mike and Claudia Weersing, were driven to create one of the new world’s great cool-climate vineyards, and it took 15 years and a quixotic global journey that included a lengthy stopover in Burgundy. Mimicking the aspect and soils of this region, the Weersings finally found their special place in the southern hemisphere, within a barren chain of limestone-rich scarps at Waikari in North Canterbury. Inspiring all who came into their orbit, over another 15 years Mike and Claudia emerged as New Zealand pioneers of both biodynamic practices and high-density viticulture. Their minute scale and exceptional dedication to their soils and vines led to some incredible wines being produced.
In 2017, Mike and Claudia were moved to make the tough decision to put their magnum opus on the market. Steve Smith MW (previously of Craggy Range) was one of the many affected by what he describes as one the most compelling and unique vineyards he has ever visited, and he and his partner Brian Sheth acquired the estate in late 2017. Pyramid Valley had no shortage of suitors, and that Mike and Claudia chose to accept Smith’s offer speaks volumes. Smith’s blueprint from the outset has been to honour the Weersing’s vision and to build on the authenticity and integrity of the vineyard’s origins.
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