A special corner of my cellar is devoted to the wines of Bell Hill. I’m a bit miserly with my precious Bell Hill bottles.
Grape tonnage was up 6% on last year but ranks as only the third largest vintage to date.
Mount Brown Pinot Gris 2017, North Canterbury, NZD $16.99
Wines with NZD $100+ price tags are no longer the rarity they once were.
I define the North Canterbury wine region as the northern part of Canterbury from Amberley north.
I recently reviewed some of the currently available Pyramid Valley Growers Collection wines and was impressed by the following.
Bell Hill Pinot Noir 2014, North Canterbury, NZD $120
Ata Rangi is one of my favourite pinot noir makers. I taste and buy their iconic, age-worthy pinot noir at every opportunity.
Bell Hill is one of New Zealand’s most exciting wine producers.
Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2015, North Canterbury, NZD $65