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Pyramid Valley Orange 2023, North Canterbury

Orange from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 09-Apr-2024
Slightly hazy (unfiltered), pale burnt orange colour even throughout. The nose is gentle and earthy, with aromas of stonefruit, citrus/ orange peels, earth and dried herbs. Full-bodied, aromas of peach and nectarine entwined with lychee, orange peels, dried herbs and clay. A ripe phenolic grip accompanied by balanced acidity, driving a textural length, unfolding spices, citrus peels and earthy layers. Match with smoked fish rillette and pork cheek croquette over the next 3+ years. A blend 62% Pinot Gris, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Pinot Noir, <1% Gewürztraminer, Muscat and Viognier. Primarily whole bunch fermented for 12-14 days in open-top fermenters with a small amount of Blanc de Noir pressings, aged in concrete Tulipes, clay amphora and old barrels for 6 months without SO2 before bottling, unfined and unfiltered. Vegan friendly. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Apr 2024 RRP $40

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