This 100% Organic Pinot Noir was also created using biodynamic principles and is stunning as a result. It boasts enticing aromas of ripe red fruits which combine beautifully with notes of dried herbs and some elegant floral touches. On the palate there is good weight for a Pinot Noir with fine tannins and a silky texture, and delicious flavours of sweet dark plums intermingled with savoury notes and exotic spices. Wonderful.
3 Point Summary
Ripe red fruit aromas, ripe plummy flavours with spices, and fine tannins.
Did you know..?
‘Urlar’ means ‘the earth’ in Gaelic; very fitting given this winery's commitment to organic and biodynamic principles.
18+/20 - Raymond Chan 2017. 4 Stars - Bob Campbell
Rack of Lamb
Serve at Temp
9 *C / 48 *F
PINOT NOIR is the red wine grape of Burgundy and is now adopted in wine regions all over the world, achieving particular success in New Zealand and USA. Its unique charm offers aroma of strawberry and fresh red cherry in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples. Well-built Pinot Noirs also exhibit notes of leather and violets.
URLAR ESTATE is proudly family owned and consistently produces outstanding single vineyard wines using organic and biodynamic principles. Urlar is a Gaelic word that means “The Earth” and the team’s desire is to bring an abundance of life back to the ancient soils so drinkers can discover the purity of flavour inherent in the land. Their journey from the highlands of Scotland to the stony soils and cool climate of Gladstone, Wairarapa has “cemented their love for all things pure and true”.
WAIRARAPA, NEW ZEALAND is located in the very south of the north island. It has 3 three sub-regions: Masterton, Gladstone and Martinborough. Its rivers, long sunshine hours and warm temperatures during summer and sheltering mountain ranges contribute to very good conditions and the region has won acclaim for a variety of high-quality wines produced mainly by boutique, quality-conscious wineries. Pinot Noir is the most successful grape variety here, but Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris have all also achieved phenomenal success.