Unkel La De Da Light Red 2022


This is the kind of wine that walks the line between rosé and red. It’s fresh and forward in red berried, crunchy fruit. There’s a sense of ease about it that makes it perfect for an afternoon glass or two, best served chilled we reckon. It’s made from organically grown Pinot Noir, Merlot and Gewürztraminer that’s partly direct pressed and partly carbonic macerated. It’s aged in old puncheons and stainless steel.

From their 5 hectare, organic vineyard in Nelson, Rob and Kate Burley produce balanced, bright wines in a range of styles. Rob draws on his depth of experience having worked for the likes of Patrick Sullivan and Bill Downie in Australia, and at the renowned wine bar Terroir in London. The wines are supple and approachable, but not without seriousness, especially in their single varietal Jester releases. 

In Rob and Kate’s words -

“Unkel (variation of the spelling of Uncle), is about working with Mother Nature in the Vineyard to produce the highest quality fruit that we can obtain from her. Once in the winery, rather than being that hands-on, overbearing parent or father figure, you can think of us more like that cruisy, fun, slightly wild Uncle in your life.”

Organic, dry farmed, unfined, unfiltered, minimal added sulphites