The Pyramid Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir captivates the senses with its alluring aroma of ripe red fruits, hints of spice, and earthy undertones. Its medium-bodied palate delivers a symphony of flavours, with vibrant cherries, raspberries, and plums, complimented by delicate spice and earthy nuances. The fine-grained tannins provide structure and elegance, leading to a lingering finish long after the last sip.
Brilliant with Pan-Asian roast duck or roasted lamb rump with a cherry glaze.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Noir
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Biodynamic
Pyramid Valley founders, Mike and Claudia Weersing, were driven to create one of the new world’s great cool-climate vineyards. 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 sell. There was of course a large amount of interest but they chose to pass the baton onto Steve Smith MW (previously of Craggy Range) and his partner Brian Sheth.
Smith brought in Huw Kinch from Martinborough’s Escarpment as Estate Manager and Winemaker. Kinch was already a huge fan, believing that Pyramid Valley’s Chardonnays were among the most profound examples he had tasted. Nick Paulin then joined from Central Otago, where he had been introduced to biodynamic viticulture under Blair Walter at Felton Road (before stints at Peregrine and Lowburn Ferry). We believe with the wines we have seen so far, there are very exciting times ahead!