Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Planted between 1982 and the early 1990s, Rippon enjoys mature vines like no others in Central Otago. But Nick Mills suggests it’s only been since 2009 that his vines have settled into a natural balance, thanks to a regime of organic cultivation. No vintage reflects this more emphatically than 2010, stepping up the most photogenic vineyard in the southern hemisphere to new heights of poise, definition, purity, focus and depth. Black plum, blackberry and pepper are the themes here, defined by very fine, mineral tannins.