Valli ‘Bendigo Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 14-Dec-2014
Full, very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is concentrated with intense black cherry and mineral aromas, lifted by black floral and violet perfumes and subtle whole bunch savoury herb notes. The aromatics are fresh and primary with piquant iron-earth elements that emerge from the core. Medium-full bodied, tightly concentrated flavours of black cherries and black berries show with violet floral, liquorice and whole bunch herbs, minerals and earth. The fruit is rich and sweet, enlivened by soft acidity. The palate features considerable extraction and structure, with very fine-grained, powdery tannins supporting the fruit, forming a firm core and line that leads to a very firm, tightly bound, fine-textured finish with succulent black fruits. This is a firmly extracted and tightly structured, black fruited Pinot Noir with underlying richness. Serve with beef, lamb and game meat, and with hard cheeses over the next 8-10 years. Clones 667, 777, 115, Abel and 5, from vines planted in 2006, fermented with 45% whole bunches to 14.3% alc., with a cuvaison of 23 days, the wine aged 11 months in 34% new French oak. 402 dozen made. 19.5-/20 Dec 2014 RRP $65.00

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