SINGLE VINEYARD MAGIC. 4.5 STARS & 91/100
Eradus are true pioneers of grape growing in Marlborough's Awatere valley. Their vines grow on a slender terrace and single vineyard at the edge of the Awatere River, with a unique microclimate and soil structure.
Influenced by a fault line, a river, and the power of the nearby Pacific Ocean, our land is stony, dry, windy and cool. These elements create wines of elegance and minerality with a lively and lingering finish. We let the untameable terroir of the Awatere Valley express itself through the vines, grapes and ultimately our wines.
This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is sublime. Intensely perfumed with lifted savoury notes interlaced with dark cherries, plum and cracked pepper. The tannins are soft and silky, layered with plush, ripe red fruits.
In Essential Awatere fashion the finish is lively, crisp and lingering. A delicious wine that brings together “new world” fruit and “old world” elegance and minerality. 12.5% ABV.
5 STARS (94/100) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit