Alongside his partner Josefina Venturino, Craighead founded two labels – DON Wines and Kindeli Wines – in Martinborough in 2014. Now based in Nelson’s Moutere Valley, most of the fruit used in his Kindeli range is organically and locally grown on parcels of land that he either owns or leases. Craighead uses only indigenous yeasts, and every bottle is unfined and unfiltered, and made without added sulphur.
Forest floor nose with inflections of cherry wood. The wine has a crisp, glass shard texture, loaded with succulent Pinot Noir cherry fruit, sleek spice and bright zesty acidity. A mouthwatering, drawn out finish. Incredible drinkability.
Producer Alex Craighead
Origin Upper Moutere, Nelson, Martinborough, New Zealand
Grapes 90% Pinot Noir, 5% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual Harvest, destemmed and whole bunch. Macerated on skins for 5-12 days, carbonic 10%, 25% whole bunches, fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Matured in vessel 9 months. Undergoes malolactic fermentation. No Filtration, no Fining, no SO2
Notes Organic, Natural