Hip Little Sister Novello

Gamay Noir

2022 Vintage

New wine for a new year – a chance to look back and look forward.

An early celebration of the vintage, this 2022 Novello is made from Gamay Noir grapes grown in Martinborough. Fresh, fruity and lively. Best served slightly chilled.


Can be purchased as part of a mixed case. Free delivery within New Zealand in cases of 6 or 12 (minimum order 6 bottles).

Colour: Bright cherry red.

Bouquet: Raspberry jelly.

Palate: Raspberries, cranberries, violets, with some earthiness. Bright acidity and a slight spritz.

Food Match: Easy drinking. Great as an aperitif, or match with chicken, red fish, or vegetable dishes.

Cellaring: Made for drinking now.

Viticulturists and winemakers: Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban.


100% Gamay Noir.


Dry River Flats, Martinborough.

Harvest date:

1 April 2022.

Brix at harvest:

21 brix.


100% whole bunch carbonic maceration for 14 days, then pressed.


Cool ferment in stainless steel tank.


No maturation. Light fining and filtering.

Wine analysis at bottling:

alc – 11%
pH – 3.2
RS – 3 g/L

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