60% Pinot Noir and 40% Pinot Gris aged in old puncheons (barrels) for 6 months.
Perfect pizza wine! Soft and juicy red fruits with a hint of tannin grip. Some stemmy savoury qualities too, baked rhubarb and/or cherry pie. Nice lick of gentle acidity providing easy-drinking freshness.
Remember those friendly kiwis (a.k.a New Zealanders) you met on holiday? They were always smiley and charming. Always open hearted and cheerful. This is them. Bottled. By Kiwi couple Rob and Kate Burley.
After traversing the wine world making and selling (and probably drinking) wine. Rob and Kate settled in Nelson, at the far north of South Island, New Zealand. Rob previously worked and released wine under the same name/label in Australia while working for Australian winemaking legends (which we have) Patrick Sullivan and Bill Downie. But in 2019 they managed to get 5 ha under a long-term lease and started making/releasing wine under the Unkel label from their own paddock and winery.
They farm organically and are awaiting certification. They work primarily with Pinot Noir, Pinot gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and of course a bit of Sauv Blanc.
These are early days for Unkel. The wines are likewise youthful and exciting but by no means immature. They are ready to drink and easy to appreciate. But I, as many others do, are excited to see where this journey goes. It will be great. Get on board now.