Jannine Rickards has launched her first vintage of Huntress, an evocatively labelled, deep pink Pinot Noir, made from certified organic grapes grown in Gladstone in the central Wairarapa. The wine is a deeply coloured rosé, made from Pinot Noir, a portion fermented in old French oak and the remainder using a technique called carbonic maceration – the Beaujolais method. It’s all about putting your fruitiest foot forward, says Rickards.
The new 2017 Huntress Pinot Noir costs $29. Its label design is by Dusty and Lulu in Martinborough.