2020 Hermit Ram 'Zealandia' Pinot Noir 750mL
Region: North Canterbury, NZ
Variety: Pinot Noir
Theo Coles’ journey began in 2012 helping Gareth of Limestone Hills vineyard in Waipara Gorge make some Pinot. He figured that if he didn’t take to it, he’d at least have ‘some decent Pinot to drink’. Well, what a boon for us because he now crafts intriguing, varied and thoughtful wines across the Tasman. In general the fruit comes from tiny vineyards throughout the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Every wine has it’s own story to tell. The vines are naturally farmed and old winemaking techniques are employed wherever possible. They are wines of depth, complexity, individuality and, most importantly, drinkability.
From several parcels of organic fruit around North Canterbury. Elevage is in Tinajas. Zealandia brings all the complexity and diversity of North Canterbury soils and exposures together in one harmonious expression to create a unique ‘New Zealand-ness’ in the glass. Earthy, savoury, spicy. Soils expressing superb minerality. Bright acidity lifts. Expressive and elegant. Finesse like Ronaldinho at his peak.