Aroha means "love" in the Māori language of New Zealand. Reflective of its name, Aroha is handcrafted with passion from two unique parcels of Pinot Noir, including one from the legendary Abel clone. It is grown on a slope of an elevated terrace of fertile land at the Te Muna Road vineyard where an ancient dried river bed delivered nutrient rich soil perfect for growing Pinot Noir. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in a mix of stainless steel and French oak cuves, it is aged 14 months in barriques (34% new).

94 Points
2021 vintage
93 Points
The Wine Independent
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The season begain with a warm spring and minimal frost, but late spring saw some rain. A warm start to summer transitioned into a moderate season overall.
Tasting Note
Soft crimson color, with a savory nose of chanterelle and truffle. A lively palate of red fruit, with concentrated brambly fruit at its core. Silky tannins linger on the palate with depth.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.69
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: Aged 12 months in French oak barriques, 30% new
Unique Selling Points
  • Aroha means "love" in Māori
  • Blend of two parcels including the unique Abel clone
  • Extended aging for depth and longevity

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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