Valli ‘Gibbston Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 11-Dec-2013
Clones 5, 6, 115, 113, 114 and 777 from vines planted in 2000 in Gibbston, fermented to 13.0% alc. with 30% whole bunch, the wine undergoing 20 days cuvaison and aged 11 months in 34% new French oak. Dark, deep, purple-red colour with black hues, very youthful in appearance. This has a extremely complex bouquet combining layers of ripe black berry and cherry fruit with dark red and violetty florals, along with savoury whole bunch herbs, marked minerally reduction and smoky, oak char-like nuances. Medium to medium-full bodied, a concentrated but elegantly proportioned palate encased tightly bound flavours of black berry and cherry fruit, lifted with black floral and whole bunch savoury aromatic notes, all infused with minerals and an oak-reductive charry layer. Excellent acid freshness underlines the flavours as the fine-grained extraction grows in texture, forming a sinewy mouthfeel. This has beautifully sophisticated structure which carries the lively black fruit and complex flavours to a very long finish. This is an elegant black-fruited Pinot Noir with superb structure and a complex amalgam of flavours including some reduction that will evolve with great interest over the next 7-10 years. Match with wild duck or pork, and with slow cooked red meats. 930 dozen made. 19.0/20 Dec 2013 RRP $65.00

Latest wine reviews, news, events and more. 🍷
We respect your privacy.