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From a teeny tiny 5.5 hectare site in Central Otago and owned by hometown Kiwi girl Philippa (she grew up on an Otago farm) and her French hubby Yannick.
Everything about Domaine Rewa is Aotearoa with a French twist – from the name (Rewa is Philippa’s Granny, and Rewarewa is the native New Zealand tree you’ll see on the label) to the style of wine. Their 2016 Pinot was entirely hand harvested and aged in oak (French, funny that) for 14 months.
Philippa and Yannick get a local Otago winemaking legend Peter Bartle to make this one. He’s the man behind some seriously good Pinots – we’re talking Wooing Tree, Bald Hills, Lowburn Ferry, Domain Road, Grasshopper Rock, Mt Pisa and more!
This latest 2016 release scored high praise from local critic Sam Kim (5 Stars, 94/100) as well as respected UK critic Jaime Goode who also scored it 94/100. Jaime said “This shows pure, vivid red cherry and berry fruit. Finesse and elegance are the hallmarks, with purity, a lightness of body and a spine of grippy tannins. Lovely elegant style.”
Fully BioGro certified, Philippa and co have planted over 100 olive trees on site while bees and chickens play the part of bringing biodiversity to the vineyard. Pair this with game meats in rich sauses and drink from now to 2022.