Woven Stone Pinot Noir Ohau 2014 – $$
I picked this bottle up at a Levin supermarket for a bargain price of $17. The Ohau vineyard is only a few k’s south of there. Good to buy local.
We were all driving up to the snow for a weekend’s skiing, and to compete in the annual Ruapehu Ski Club Champs. LG medalled in silver, and so did N. J, L and I managed to finish safely and upright, but outside the prizes.
I recall enjoying an earlier vintage of this wine. Those grapes were sourced from a Wairarapa grower. Not sure about the provenance of these grapes, as the wine smelt like a Wairarapa pinot – savoury, with some heft – but it said Ohau on the label, The website is silent on the matter, but did report that the site was chosen due to the soil’s similarity to those of Martinborough lying on the other side of the Tararua ranges that loom up behind the vineyard.
13.5% alc. Medium carmine and brownish. A great colour.
An really attractive savoury nose with red fruits and spice.
Great to drink too. Red cherries on the front and a peppery finish. Good weight of fruit and ripeness. Fine grained tannins. Great value!
This is another wine that points to the quality of the ’14 vintage in the North Island…