February Producer Offer: Rippon Vineyards, Central Otago – the most beautiful vineyards in the world?

by Ed H-B

Rippon Valley Vineyards – Central Otago, New Zealand

Limited time offer: Case price on all single bottles

I doubt you will find a more beautiful backdrop to grow grapes in all of New Zealand. Rippon, set on the banks of Lake Wanaka in Central Otago, is not only a scenic setting but also the perfect climate to grow Pinot Noir. Lisa Perrotti-Brown (eRobertParker.com) writes:

‘The 2011 Pinot Noir has an enticing nose of blackberries, red currants and black raspberries with touches of orange zest, cinnamon stick and black earth, plus a whiff of dried mint. Medium-bodied with great balance on the palate even at this youthful stage, it delivers stacks of fruit layers and a medium to firm backbone of grainy tannins that is fused with refreshing acidity right through to a long finish.’Drink it now to 2020+ 聽Score: 93+

2011 RIPPON Pinot Noir Mature Vine



Grapes:聽聽Pinot Noir 聽 聽 聽Colour: Red
Origin:聽 聽Central Otago, New Zealand 聽 聽 聽ABV:聽 13%


75cl bottles:拢34.95聽聽 聽 聽 聽聽Case price*:拢31.50


Producer Profile

Nick Mills returned home after several years away, working with the likes of Alain and Sophie Meunier at Domaine JJ Confuron, and Pascal Marchand (late of Domaine Comte Armand and now at Domaine de la Vougeraie). This experience with some of the leading players in Burgundy has fired him with enthusiasm, and we are already seeing the fruits of his experience in the changes in viticulture (to bio-dynamism) and the increased depth of mineral complexity in the wines. Nick Mills on Biodynamics: ‘Granted custodianship over this very special piece of land, the family’s principle goal is to create vins de terroir, wines that are an accurate reflection of their surroundings. It is the micro-life in our soils which, in their ability to metabolise minerals into a form that vines can assimilate, are the link in between plants and the earth. This simple biology is the essential framework in producing a wine which is true to its soil and site. With this understanding comes an absolute respect for the land and life therein and it is for this reason that Rippon is run biodynamically.

Also by Rippon

2013 Rippon Sauvignon Blanc 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 拢15.95 / 拢14.75*

2010 Rippon Riesling 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 Sale price 拢13.50

2010 Rippon Emma鈥檚 Block聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 拢49.50 / 拢44.75*

2010 Rippon Tinker鈥檚 Field聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 拢56.50 / 拢50.95*

See all Rippon wines that are available to buy as part of this offer on our website.

Free nationwide delivery for all orders over 拢100.

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