Pyramid Valley Field Of Fire Chardonnay 2016
“This is the more complex of the two 2016 chardonnays from Pyramid Valley. There’s a gently flinty, biscuity edge to the yellow-peach aromas. The palate is layered and concentrated with pristine yellow-peach flavors, interlaced with fine, stony mineral notes. Brilliant chardonnay. Drink now. Screw cap.” 95/100 – James Suckling
Pyramid Valley Lion’s Tooth Chardonnay 2016
“A richly fleshy, concentrated style with aromas of fresh peaches and green mangoes, leading to a palate that has a very attractive, ripe and juicy core of peach and green-mango flavors. Smooth, powerful and seamless. Drink now. Screw cap.” 93/100 – James Suckling
Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir 2016
“A wine with considerable, deep-set, spicy allure that has aromas of dried roses, blueberries, purple cherries and pot-pourri. The palate delivers a beautifully plush array of fine and seamless tannins, an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a long, alluring and convincing finish. Drink now. Screw cap.” 96/100 – James Suckling
Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2016
“This has a very enticing and complex nose with lightly smoky red and purple cherries, freshly ground baking spices and sappy, woody, bracken-like nuances. The palate has a beautifully supple texture with juicy red and black-cherry flavors running long and fresh. Drink or hold. Screw cap.” 95/100 – James Suckling
Tongue in Groove Little Stomper 2018
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This wine has intense aromas of Gewurztraminer (Gew); rose water, Turkish delight and hints of orange blossom from the Muscat. These aromas and flavours are supported by interesting peppery, earthy and chalky nuances due to the stems in the fermentation. The palate is rich and full with mouth coating tannins (extracted from both the stems and skins) giving a salivating texture balancing the gorgeous forward fruit typical of Gew and Muscat. This wine is incredibly drinkable and an excellent food match as the tannins will cut the richness of most dishes and give lasting pleasure in the glass.
Tongue in Groove Riesling 2015
Spicy aromas of black and white pepper abound with a heady perfume of orange blossom, mandarin skin essence, grapefruit and melon with hints of apricot kernels. The palate is rich and full yet with an elegance and purity at the same time; this is portrayed by the ripe flavours of passionfruit, orange and honey which is complimented by white pepper and lime zest. The palate is rich and long yet perfectly balanced by the acid leaving ones mouth cleansed and refreshed, making another glass irresistible.
Tongue in Groove Pinot Noir 2015
Intense aromas abound; vibrant cherry fruit with an earthy, savoury undertone, reminiscent of being in an underground, chalk cave. This delicious herbal complexity being the result of a high percentage of whole bunches in the ferment. Generous fruit initially on the palate balances the salivating, chalky, mouth coating tannins. Good acid levels also enhance the drinkability of this Pinot and its ageability. A complex style of Pinot Noir showing the abundant fruit of NZ combined with the robust tannins more typical of a Pinot from Burgundy. The fruit weight and structure of this wine will allow bottle development and ageing for the next 8 to 10 years.
Pyramid Valley Field of Fire Chardonnay 2015
Field of Fire is equally situated in clay lime-stone soils but with more clay than the Lions Tooth. The result is a fuller, fresher, more expressive Chardonnay. More intensity and yet more profound. Whichever way you want to look at it, it is a stunning Chardonnay that even though rewarding in its youth, will improve over the next 5-6 years plus.
Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2015
The same principles of biodynamic viticulture, no filtration, natural winemaking, apply to the Earth Smoke vineyard as it does to the Angel Flower vineyard however the Earth Smoke is a heavier clay, with a denser, wild, gamey outcome. Earth Smoke is richer, more intense and fuller bodied displaying wonderful acidity and middle palate. Will also cellar very nicely for the next 5 years plus.