Dry River took its simple but evocative name from an historic sheep station that used to exist a few kilometres away on the dry, wandering river plains between Martinborough and Lake Wairarapa.
Potentially NZ’s top pinot noir.
Huge depth and complexity comes from old vines of 20+ years, tender viticulture and extremely low yields. Sheer fruit depth with layers undertones of earthy herbs and spice all cry out for development in bottle, appeal young as well.
Drinking this you are in the presence of greatness, with concentration and authenticity that might command twice this price one day.
Any good cellar or table needs this wine.