Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Pinot Noir (2020)

Certified organic, the deep, bright ruby 2020 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Damsteep Vineyard, planted in 1999 'at the top of Waipara Valley', fermented with indigenous yeasts, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Still a baby, it has a floral, very fresh bouquet. Strongly varietal, it has intense, ripe, vigorous cherry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of herbs, savoury, nutty notes adding complexity and supple tannins. A very elegant wine, it should be long-lived; best drinking 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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