Valli Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, North Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 19-May-2021
Moderate ruby-red, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is fragrant and softly full, elegantly presented, alluring red floral, concentrated nuances of raspberries, cherries unfolding delicate spices interweave fresh thyme, and a mineral thread. Medium-light bodied, stunning aromas filled the palate, pretty florals, raspberries, cherries with a hint of plum, subtle earthiness, and thyme linger, adorned by light spices. The mouthfeel is refined, almost chalky, powdery tannin lightly coated the palate. The fruit has concentration and depth, carry by lacy acidity and minerality to linearity. This Pinot Noir is a brilliant site reflection of Waitaki Valley, displaying fragranced red fruit, lacy acidity and fine mineral on a supple, elegant tannin palate. Match with quail and Canterbury black truffle risotto over the next 8-10 years. Fruit was sourced from Grant's Road, Waitaki Valley, extremely low tonnage of 0.75 ton/ha. Fermented with 5% whole bunch to 13% alc, aged in French oak barrels for 11 months, 25% new oak. 19.5/20 pts (98 pts) May 2021 RRP $79

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