Valli ‘Gibbston Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 19-Jul-2012
Clones 5, 6, 115, 113, 114 and 777 from Gibbston vines planted in 2000, fermented with 25% whole bunch to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 32% new French oak barrels. Full, even, dark, purple-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple rim. The bouquet is extremely elegant in proportion and very refined in expression, with subtly lifted dark red and violetty florals enhancing the dark red berry and cherry aromas. This has beauty in its aromatics. Medium-bodied, this is elegant in presentation, but has a concentrated underlying core to the palate. Detailed flavours of dark red berry and black fruits are lifted by ethereal floral notes and are framed by tightly concentrated and fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity contributes to the fruit sweetness and the flavours flow with finesse to a very long and sustained finish of dark red fruits, florals and some thyme herb nuances. A wine of great beauty and refinement, and with the structure and balance to age 8-10 years. Match with duck and pork. 700 cases made. 19.5/20 Jul 2012 RRP $65.00

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