From the winemaker…
Pale Burgundy with a purple hue. An elevated menagerie of flavours. Black truffle, fresh-picked blueberries, brioche, chanterelle mushroom, lavender and dried goji berries. The palate is the epitome of a peacock feather; the flavour starting modest but fanning out to a length rarely seen in this variety. The tannins are satin and the level of concentration is deftly hidden by a pure acid line. Majestic.
Aroha is a romantic word in the Māori language of New Zealand meaning love. Reflective of its namesake, Aroha is handcrafted with passion from two unique parcels of Pinot Noir, including one of the legendary Abel clone.
The fruit is grown on a slope of an elevate terrace of fertile land at the Te Muna Road vineyard where an ancient dried river bed delivered nutrient rich soil perfect for growing Pinot Noir.
Serve with seared duck breast, satueed mushroom risotto
Serve at 16-18 degrees Celsius
Recommended Cellaring 5-10 years from vintage
Intense and utterly delicious pinot noir, with a haunting perfume and silky tannins. Plum and cherry interwoven with floral, violet and a subtle savoury character. Refined power.” 98 points – Bob Campbell MW
A stunning Pinot Noir from these wonderful winemakers. And of course we love the name!