Aromas of oyster shell, nectarine, honey suckle, cashew and hazelnut. Dense with a presence of clay soils and salivating minerality that is typical of the Home Vineyard. White rock, lime, grapefruit and brioche persist and linger. Drink now to 2022.
- Hectares Planted.
- Wine Produced.
- Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Riesling
- Estate (1994), Netherwood (1986) and Damsteep Vineyard (1999)
- Various limestone and clay-limestone soils, dense
- Warm days, cool nights
- Gentle & guiding
- Intense and hands on
- The Naish Family
There's Nicholas, he's the winemaker and married to Penelope, who looks after the business. Penelope's twin sister, Jo, helps on the sales front. With their parents Rod and Stacey, the family owns Black Estate. Together they grow wine, talk about the weather and fight the good fight.
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It's a hot summer - which is good, beacuse spring was cool. The canopy has caught up and is now trimmed, and fruit is developing flavour.
Aromas of white peach, apricot, wax and lanolin with underling roasted fennel seed and saffron broth. On the pallet the wine is initially soft and rich with building underling phenolic structure. The acidity is gentle and lingerie - salivating stuff. Drink now to 2020
An accident waiting to happen. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are mixed up in a small corner of the vineyard. We picked red and white together and fermented them as one, skins and all. The union is bold and complete with spice, texture and freshness.
Lime, ginger, lemon grass, white florals, and grapefruit with hints of wet white rock on the nose. Dense, and textural in the mouth, with lime, grapefruit, nectarine, almond and honey characters. The underlying acidity lengthens the pallet weight freshening with chalky minerality. Dry. Drink now to 2020.
Aromas of red currant jelly, violets, freshly tilled earth. Expansive palate with silken fruit and underlying savory tannin. Fine white rock minerality runs through giving lingering flavour and length. Drink now to 2022
Red cherry, tamarillo, fertile earth, and vanilla on the nose, with underlying spice and mineral notes. Fine tannin provides tension and the palate is silken and full. There's a persistant mineral line that lingers allowing time to explore and contemplate the subtle and elegant nature of the wine.
Already quite expressive, the bright, light yellow 2013 vintage is fleshy and dryish, with strong, citrusy, faintly honeyed flavours, fresh, lively acidity and a slightly spicy finish. Drink now or cellar.
Big, bold Riesling in an off/dry style with a moderately deep colour and lush flavour profile that suggests some botrytis influence. Apricot, honey, peach and mango are among the more obvious flavours.
The mouthfeel is sweetfruited,smooth and silky with very fine tannins. This is an elegantly concentrated, silkytextured and complex, savoury flavoured Pinot Noir. 18.5+/20
It’s delightfully elegant and youthful on the nose displaying white peach, lemon peel, flint and floral notes. The
palate is focused and linear, and shows wonderful fruit purity and concentration, beautifully framed by racy
acidity. 94 Points
With lifted lime, beeswax and green apple zinginess it's a fresh, mineral-driven, tangy wine
A terrific pinot offering abundance of dark fruit flavours with gorgeous truffle, spice and thyme complexity...
concentrated and velvety ... finishing impressively long and
expansive. A magnificent wine of power, grace and poise. 95 points