Rippon Emma's Block Pinot Noir 2016

A unique parcel within Rippon, Emma’s Block faces eastward on the lakefront where ancient clay reefs run laterally through fine schist gravels. Emma’s Block is named after the great-great-great grandmother of the current generation of the Mills family, through whom the name entered into the family. *This shows a very spicy and attractively complex style on the nose with a wealth of dark stones and violets, as well as dark cherries. The palate has a succulent, vibrant and almost crisp feel to the tannins. There’s attractive firmness, but plenty of flesh below. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try from 2022”– 94 Points, James Suckling (Nick Stock)
  • Producer
    • Rippon
  • Region
    • Central Otago NZ
  • Variety
    • Pinot Noir
  • Vintage
    • 2016