Kindeli Tinto 2021

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Origin: Nelson, New Zealand
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Gris

This vin de soif is a combination of Pinot Noir (70%), Merlot (20%), and Riesling (10%) planted on a combination of Moutere Clay and Gravel. A minority went through carbonic maceration. The remainder spent between five and twelve days on skins with roughly 10% stem inclusion. Fermentation and élevage were done in stainless steel. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and without sulphur.

Kindeli is a wine project by Alex Craighead, one of the most brilliant natural winemakers based in New Zealand. Alex sources his grapes exclusively from organic or biodynamic vineyards and makes Kindeli wines as naturally as possible. Since 2016, Alex Craighead has been working in near-total isolation on New Zealand's South Island to create a tradition of his own, with 5 hectares planted to a cold, North-facing slope in Upper Moutere. The coast of Nelson, New Zealand, where Alex is based, looks more like Vancouver or Patagonia than Europe: windswept, wild and sparsely populated, a country of fishermen and shepherds. While his vineyard is planted to vitis vinifera, his wines don't allude to anything particularly European.