Natural Wines

 

The term “natural wine” has no real legal definition. It’s more an idea and a philosophical approach to winemaking, so it’s not something that you’ll necessarily see on a wine label. It’s an ethos that says the earth and the vine deserve respect, and is a recognition that the winemaker has only a temporary assignment, where the earth is concerned.

Natural winemaking is as much about what you don’t do to a wine as what you do do to it. It’s a more bespoke approach, rather than one that tries to make wines that appeal to a broad commercial base.

 

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Billet-Doux

Bannockburn

The Billet-Doux is a Pinot Noir, made similarly to our other Pinots, but without any addition of Sulphur at arrival into the winery, or any part of the process, including bottling.  

"Fascinating nose, humus, a wild and feral quality; delicious purity of fruit. Silky and textural entry with a little prickle on the tongue, showcasing loganberry, plum and wood smoke with nice chewiness from the tannins. Time adds dark chocolate and charcuterie to the brightness and vivacity, while the tannins are very fine. Rather delicious. No sulphur added."

Review from Mark Henderson of the Otago Daily Times - www.odt.co.nz

2018
Vintage

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The Death of Von Tempsky

Bannockburn

The Death of Von Tempsky ( at Te Ngutu o Te Manu ) is a natural wine made with white grapes grown on the Cairnmuir Vineyard. It's name comes from a lithograph - the work of New Zealand printmaker Marion McGuire. It is preservative free.

"100% riesling. Perfume flows from the glass — fruit blossom, apple, citrus rind, nuts, tanginess. Volume in the mouth with preserved lemon, apple, nectarine, just ripe greengage plum, a little fungi hint with time. The tannins and phenolics give real chewiness that is great with food, while there’s underlying freshness and brightness with its long, citrus driven finish. Delicious."

Review from Mark Henderson of the Otago Daily Times - www.odt.co.nz

 

Not for sale, please contact us for more information.

2018
Vintage

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Pas de Souci

A blend of white and red grapes Pas de Socui is a dark rosé with spice and bitter grapefruit notes. Made from Organic certified fruit, hand-picked, then fermented and made without any sulphites. Bottled without fining or filtration, so expect a little sediment in the bottle.

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