Pinot Noir

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Roll over: 100% Martinborough Pinot Noir

Helio is the side project put together by talented Clearview winemakers Sarah & Matt Kirby and wine entrepreneur Dave Nash.

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Roll over text : A gutsy, full-flavored wine with earthy, rustic notes and firm tannins, Great concentration, texture and acidity. 

Matured in French oak casks (one-third new). 

Desert Heart is one of New Zealand’s distinguished boutique vineyards on the iconic Felton Rd, Bannockburn, Central Otago. Desert Heart’s award-winning wines are grown on our own Felton Road Vineyards, which display the bright fruit characteristics of classical Pinot Noir. The name Desert Heart was chosen to pay tribute to the land, because Pinot Noir, more than any other grape reflects where it is grown, and to the historical reference to the name of Bannockburn, “Heart of the Desert”, from the gold rush era and due to its atypical climatic conditions.

Roll over:  A venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of DRC in Burgundy

A wine of elegance and purity, the 2016 Ysabel displays aromas of rose petal and graphite pencil dust accompanied by vine-ripened strawberry and brambly raspberry. A harmony of green olive and green tea leaf add a savory component. On the palate, subtle hints of dried thyme and forest floor are balanced by pure, fresh flavors of Bing cherry and warmed rhubarb pie. Silky tannins and elevated salinity carry through the palate leading to a lingering finish.

Van der Kamp Vineyards is a small family owned and managed vineyard high above the Sonoma Valley. This unique location on the hillside of Sonoma Mountain creates Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality and personality. In 2012, HdV were able to partner with the Van der Kamp family to create their inaugural Pinot Noir.

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Roll over: A venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of DRC in Burgundy

2013 Ysabel Pinot Noir displays a moderately intense ruby red color. This wine shows a purity of bright red fruit, drifting aromas of wild red cherries intermixed with elegant minerals and earthy notes of truffle and forest floor. On the palate, the wine is racy and succulent with refined tannin and bright energy creating a wine that is harmonious and supple. Time in the glass brings complex layers of violet and earth undertones that lead to a gentle length.

Van der Kamp Vineyards is a small family owned and managed vineyard high above the Sonoma Valley. This unique location on the hillside of Sonoma Mountain creates Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality and personality. In 2012, HdV were able to partner with the Van der Kamp family to create their inaugural Pinot Noir.

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Roll over:  A venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of DRC in Burgundy

The nose is intense but delicate, with complex perfumy aromas of violet and rose peddle, small berry fruits, earthy undertones, and a with a touch of spice. On the palate, the wine shows bright acidity and mineral components throughout, intermixed with delicate floral and fresh blue fruit notes. The tannins are layered, soft, and precise. The finish builds energy and focus and its length promises a cellar-worthy wine.

Producing some of the most coveted grapes in Napa Valley, Hyde Vineyard has gained distinction for its single vineyard wines. Extending this single vineyard approach, they endeavor to bring transparency to the unique expression of the Hyde Vineyards’ terroir.

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Roll over: The meeting of two winemakers from the two hemispheres.

A collaboration wine between Burgundian Francois Millet and Prophet’s Rock’s Paul Pujol. This makes a very harmonious impression on the nose with red cherries, spice, hazelnuts, red florals, fresh tobacco and light earthy nuances. The palate has a very neatly coiled and layered feel with tannins that unfurl and lift the finish. Red-cherry and pastry flavors are delivered in vibrant mode. Some blueberries, too. Drink or hold. – James Suckling

Prophet’s Rock know that great wines begin in the vineyard. That’s why they embrace an approach to winemaking that shares the splendour of the place rather than pronounced winemaking characteristics. The result Iconic wines that invoke Central Otago’s striking, unforgettable beauty.

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Roll over: This carefully cellared reserve wine is only released a minimum of five years after harvest.

The bouquet of this wine reminds me of Burgundy because of the earthy, layered, mineral and floral combinations. The wine is also still incredibly youthful, poised and fruit centric on the palate with red and black cherry, freeze-dried raspberry and a whisper of plum. Poised, vibrant, nervous and still developing with a long intense finish. Decant for service, drinking best from late 2021 through 2029+. – Cameron Douglas 97 Points

Prophet’s Rock know that great wines begin in the vineyard. That’s why they embrace an approach to winemaking that shares the splendour of the place rather than pronounced winemaking characteristics. The result Iconic wines that invoke Central Otago’s striking, unforgettable beauty.

Roll over: Prophet’s flagship Pinot Noir – their no compromise obsession.

This is a very perfumed and gently spicy style that offers plenty of raspberry, boysenberry and red-cherry aromas with red flowers, pepper and leafy notes, too. The palate offers quite an intense, fresh and elegant feel with vibrant acidity driving succulent red-cherry flavor. Smooth tannin texture. Attractive detail. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)

Prophet’s Rock know that great wines begin in the vineyard. That’s why they embrace an approach to winemaking that shares the splendour of the place rather than pronounced winemaking characteristics. The result Iconic wines that invoke Central Otago’s striking, unforgettable beauty.

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Roll over: Best served lightly chilled.

An individual, refreshing, varietal and savoury bouquet of Pinot. Aromas include dried herb and ripe cranberry, rose and red cherry flesh. The oak is very mild with a hint of spice. Dry with abundant fruit tannins contrasted by a core of red cherry, cranberry and lite red apple. Youthful acid line and a floral moment adds complexity, intensity and length. Great balance and finish. Drink today and through Summer 2021. – Cameron Douglas 93 Points

Prophet’s Rock know that great wines begin in the vineyard. That’s why they embrace an approach to winemaking that shares the splendour of the place rather than pronounced winemaking characteristics. The result Iconic wines that invoke Central Otago’s striking, unforgettable beauty.

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Roll over: Strong red fruit aromas backed by spicy notes. Rich and focused palate framing the red fruit.

Strong red fruit aromas backed by spicy notes. Rich and focused palate framing the red fruit. Tannins are constant from the beginning to end, finishing with a pleasant grip that suggests ageability.

Settlement are passionate about producing delicious wines that are expressions of a single vineyard block and respectful of the land the fruit comes from. They seek out the most distinguished parcels of fruit from some of Marlborough’s finest organic single vineyards, to create four wines that reflect the diverse parcels of land the fruit comes from. The wines produced – a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir - are well suited to Marlborough’s soil profile and climate and are sourced from individual sites in the Wairau and Southern Valley’s renowned for their silty clay loams, established vines, and organic farming practices. By choosing exceptional vineyard sites, little is required from the winery. The purity of fruit and flavour is nurtured in the organic vineyard, and any variation in season is embraced in the winery with little intervention required during the winemaking process. Creating elegant, complex and structured wines

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Roll over: Florally expressive with excellent structure and finesse on the palate.

The intention in the vineyard is to produce florally expressive Pinot Noir with excellent structure and finesse on the palate. To do this they undertake a very rigorous viticultural regime, substantial shoot positioning, bunch thinning and green thinning, shoulder removal, and limited leaf removal. Meticulous hand picking and berry selection occurs during harvest.  All vineyard work is undertaken by dedicated family members, friends and community. Hand harvest and hand sorting in the vineyard took place from the 14th March through 21st March.

As part of the original 1880’s subdivision of Martinborough, the Princess Street vineyard is formed by the early settler’s concept of a small farmlet. Originally divided into four 1-acre sections and two 4-acre lots, the property merged into one with the planting of the original vines 100-years later by Jack McCreanor, in 1986. Over the years, the vineyard has been influenced and shaped by some of the giants of the Wairarapa wine fraternity, to form the On Giants’ Shoulders vineyard that we know today.

Roll over: A florally expressive Pinot noir, with acidity and low alcohol

The intention with the nouveau is to produce a florally expressive Pinot noir, with acidity and low alcohol. To do this they undertake a very rigorous viticultural regime, substantial shoot positioning, bunch thinning and green thinning, shoulder removal.  The fruit is protected from excessive sunlight to ensure crisp acidity and lighter tannins. Meticulous hand picking and berry selection occurs during harvest. Where possible, all vineyard work is undertaken by dedicated family members, friends and community. Hand harvest and hand sorting in the vineyard took place on the 18th of March.

As part of the original 1880’s subdivision of Martinborough, the Princess Street vineyard is formed by the early settler’s concept of a small farmlet. Originally divided into four 1-acre sections and two 4-acre lots, the property merged into one with the planting of the original vines 100-years later by Jack McCreanor, in 1986. Over the years, the vineyard has been influenced and shaped by some of the giants of the Wairarapa wine fraternity, to form the On Giants’ Shoulders vineyard that we know today.

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Roll over: All the Amen Break wines are made with minimal winemaker intervention and a healthy dose of soul.

Amen Break are by brothers Matt and Steve Harrop.

We work with the rhythm of each vintage to find fruit that best expresses the season. Our Pinot Noir was grown at Zebra Vineyard on the northern elevations of the Bendigo area in Central Otago.

All the Amen Break wines are made with minimal winemaker intervention and a healthy dose of soul. To that we say Amen, Brother. 

The Amen Break is a legendary six second, four bar drum solo performed by Gregory Sylvester “G. C.”. Coleman in the song “Amen, Brother” performed by the 1960s funk and soul outfit The Winstons.

The Amen Break has become the most sampled drum beat in musical history. It is considered the foundation rhythmic beat for the much of the electronic musical genre (Trip Hop, Drum ’n Bass, Jungle, Psych Trance etc.) that exploded in the late 80’s and early 90s of last century.