The Pyramid Valley Twin Valleys Savagnin Rose 2010 is made by the New Zealand biodynamic pioneer whose name should accompany Seresin, Milton, and Felton Road in your NZ mental database. Pyramid Valley began life in a well chosen spot in North Canterbury on the east coast of New Zealand’s south island in 2000. Their vineyards have been farmed with biodynamic practices since the beginning and today they are Demeter certified. Mike and Claudia Weersing run the show and are fully dedicated to achieving the lowest artificial input levels in their wines as possible. Their meticulous wine making practices shine through in their incredible collection of focused wines. We lucked out and snatched up the last six bottles of the Savagnin Rose. So good it’s hard for us not to drink them.
Tasting Note – We are tasting this 2010 in the summer of 2023, and my word…the core is golden yellow in color with a touch of brass. Developing aromas of sweet and ripe pineapple, peach, lemon curd, honeydew melon, wild honey, lime peel and toasted almond. I was not expecting the first taste to be so incredibly rich and viscous. The wine is off dry with a full body and high acidity. The acidity tastes like a balanced medium but must be considered high when combating this amount of sweetness. The flavors mimic the aroma nicely, pineapple, honeydew melon, peach and sweet lemon. Jasmine also comes into view and an almond nuttiness, development at its finest. Highly complex and a long finish. There is still room for development and it should charge ahead for another 10-20 years.