Wine Spectator 92 points - Features a sturdy backbone to the wild berry and plum flavors. Details of Earl Grey tea, mineral, dried thyme and white pepper pick up momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2030.-M.W. (Feb 10 2016)
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Wine maker notes
The wine is 100% Pinot Noir, blended from several different vineyards and regions on the South Island of New Zealand. By blending, we are able to bring together the best possible fruit from Waipara and Central Otago to create an amazing wine that showcases some of the best characteristics that New Zealand Pinot Noir has to offer.
For elevage, the wine is aged for sixteen months in French oak barrels, twenty five percent of them new. The cooperage are tight and very tight grain, Burgundian-shaped 228 litre barrels.
The fruit was harvested by hand. Fifty percent was fermented as whole clusters with wild yeasts in small batches. Malolactic Fermentation took place in barrel in late spring to late summer. No fining or filtration was done. The wine was racked once just one month before bottling.
The name Erewhon is an anagram for “No Where.” It is a reference to the remote vineyards and rugged landscape of New Zealand from which the Pinot Noir is harvested. Erewhon is made by winemaker and master blender, CP Lin.