Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard 2012


Central Otago is surely one of the most beautiful places in the world.  I expect that I am in danger of wishing to return to it sooner rather than later, adding yet a further destination to a list unable to be sensibly satisfied with such limited time.  Since I last looked in on pinot noirs from the region some years ago there seems greater nuance and complexity in them, together with a marching focus on sub regional styles.

The 2012 vintage of Valli pinot noir from the cooler sited Gibbston Vineyard has aromatics of game, leather and dark cherry.  These aromatics also feature on the palate, and the wine achieves a balance in the glass with some fine grained tannins gently providing grip with time in the glass.  This is complex and interesting wine that will reward your interest.

Rating: Good to Very Good, Abv: 13%, Price: $60, Source: sample, Vendors: http://www.wine-searcher.com/, Website: http://www.valliwine.com, Tasted: 2014
Central Otago
August 12, 2014
0

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Mission Hill Family Estate Compendium Okanagan Valley 2014

Mission Hill have fashioned an outstanding cabernet blend here from the Okan…

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc 2000

From the very good 2000 vintage in Bordeaux, La Demoiselle is the second win…