New Release for spring. Four varieties grown at the Home Vineyard co-fermented to make a refreshing whole!
- 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. With Pen's parents Rod and Stacey, the family owns Black Estate. Together they grow wine, talk about the weather quite a lot, and fight the good fight.
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It's a mild winter so far and we are pruning. It's always a mellow task and so satisfying to set each vine up for another year.
White peach, kaffir lime leaf, chalkboard & finely ground ginger on the nose. Dense weight wiith chalky, spirited acidity. Early season apricots, honeysuckle, creamy clay and hints of black current leaf. Driving persistance. Dry. Drink now until 2025.
A new release from the celebrated 2015 vintage in North Canterbury. Aromas of oyster shell, nectarine and apricot, honey suckle, cashew and hazelnut. The pallet is dense and present with clay soils and salivating minerality, typical of the Home Vineyard. A happy and healthy wine! Flavours of white rock, sunny fields and brioche persist. Drink now to 2022.
Red flowers of rose, damson plum and sweet ripe raspberry and cherry, mineral tones and soft fragrant wood spices. On the palate - youthful, dry, fruity, soft dried herb and loaded with mineral messages; lovely balance and finish. Cameron Douglas MS.
Fragrant rich forest fruit, raspberry, red current, plum with savoury tilled earth and clay notes. A soft mouthfeel with a fine mineral line and supple fruit balanced with savoury tannin. Salty and mineral.
Earth, cherries, tamarillo, spice, licorice, ash and red roses on the nose. The wine is dense with rich forest fruits, red cherries, roses and damson plum. Supple and billowing with a vibrant sandstone line. Salivating. Drink until 2026.
A rich and textural Riesling showing ripe apricot & stone fruit flavours with more austere mineral and citrus lime characters. A serious Riesling with cellaring potential 93 points.
Pale straw, it is mouthfilling and fleshy, in a dryish style with concentrated, peachy flavours, slightly spicy, gingery and honeyed, finely balanced acidity, and excellent vigour and harmony. 4.5 stars.
A firmly structured, mouth-wateringly dry riesling destined to evolve beautifully. 5 Stars.
Moody, earthy, spicy and complex, the bouquet shows red cherry, violet, earth, game and dried herb characters. It is vibrant and juicy ... and delivers elegant mouthfeel and excellent mid palate weight, beautifully structured by crisp acidity and polished tannins. This is engaging and stylish with rich savoury undertones. 96 points.