Lake Chalice Raptor Pinot Noir

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Lake Chalice Raptor Pinot Noir 2019 The Raptor Pinot Noir from Lake Chalice is an elegant and perfumed red wine, delivering intense notes of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with delicate...

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Vendor: Lake Chalice WinesSKU: 54742N/ATags: Grape, New Zealand, Pinot Noir, Red

Lake Chalice Raptor Pinot Noir 2019

The Raptor Pinot Noir from Lake Chalice is an elegant and perfumed red wine, delivering intense notes of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with delicate floral aromas, velvety and smooth.


Producer Note - Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand's native falcon, the 'KÄrearea', is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine. KÄrearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice's three unique vineyard sites. Each vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are seamlessly translated into multi award-winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen. Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single vineyards into elegant, aromatic, fruit-driven wines and has garnered a global reputation of outstanding quality. Certified 'Sustainable Winegrower of New Zealand'.


Vintage - Marlborough's 2016 vintage delivered high yields as a result of ample sunshine hours balanced by well-timed, sporadic rainfall. Warm days and cool nights during the closing weeks of harvest presented ideal conditions for the grapes to achieve full maturity; resulting in healthy, concentrated berries. 2016 has been cited as one of the best harvests in a decade.


Vineyard - The fruit for this wine comes exclusively from Lake Chalice's 11-hectare Eyrie Vineyard, which is located in the lower Waihopai Valley. The fruit is a hand-picked selection of clone 115 Pinot Noir. The 15-year-old vines are pruned to two canes and the yields are carefully monitored, resulting in an intense fruit expression in the grapes. The high clay content in the soil profile is well suited to bringing out the best in the Pinot Noir variety.


Winemaking - The grapes were fermented in small open-top vats, enabling maximum hand plunging. The wine was pressed and racked into barrels where it underwent full malolactic fermentation. The wine was then matured for 11 months ageing in 11 selected Tonnellerie Mercurey and François Frères French oak barriques, of which over one third were new. The final blending was carefully selected from the barrels delivering the greatest expression.


Tasting Note - An elegant and aromatic Pinot Noir, delivering intense notes of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with delicate and lifted floral aromas. Beautifully structured, with fine-grained tannins, the flavours are echoed on the smooth, supple palate, flowing through to hints of coffee on the lingering finish.


Serving Suggestion - Wonderful served with duck or wild game.

Grape Pinot Noir 100%

Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen

Region: Marlborough Subregion: Marlborough Country: New Zealand

Alcohol: 13.5%

BodyValue: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)

Residual Sugar: 0.4

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No

Milk/Eggs: No/Yes

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Lake Chalice Raptor Pinot Noir

£22.50 £21.31