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  • A harmonious Pinot Noir that is intriguing now but will also age gracefully.
  • Concentrated fruit with beautiful acidity and length
  • Intriguing now but will also age gracefully
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Dark Red
Nose A beautiful fragrance of violets and wild thyme mingled with blackberry, dark cherry and a savory scent of leather.
Palate The concentrated core of dark red fruit is lifted by ripe acidity and underscored by long and beautifully woven tannins.
Food Pairing Duck, Goose and Game Birds.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Matured for 11 months in French oak.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Central Otago
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.8%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Valli
In the words of Grant Taylor, the pioneering winemaker of Valli, “When you drink a Valli wine you are enjoying more than just a wine, you are experiencing a place.” True to his words, the wines of Valli are well known in the wine world; Taylor has been awarded three times for ‘Best Pinot Noir’ at one of the world’s largest wine competitions in London.



Located in New Zealand’s Central Otago on the South Island, Valli is named after Taylor’s great-great grandfather who immigrated from New Zealand from an Italian winemaking background. The winery was established in 1998, with a keen focus on creating wines that highlight the diversity among Otago’s subregions, a task Grant has taken on with considerable results.



The winery is based around the close-planted estate vineyard in Gibbston and produces a dry Riesling from vines in the Alexandra basin, and a botrytised Riesling, Dolce Vita, from Lowburn fruit. Valli also makes a range of impressive single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from the Otago subregions of Bannockburn, Bendigo and Waitaki Valley.
Central Otago
Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world, located at a latitude of 45 degrees south, on New Zealand’s south island. A spectacular landscape makes the region one of the most scenic wine regions if not in the world then certainly in New Zealand. Central to the region is the tourist destination of Queenstown, which is a great base to make wine trips from.



Heavy mineral deposits in silt loams are typical for the soils in Central Otago, but is unlike any other region in New Zealand. The Otago region is the countries only ‘continental ’ wine growing region.



Pinot Noir is the flagship red varietal, which is very well suited to the regions large diurnal shifts (a large diurnal shift means a big difference between low and high temperatures) and also the regions long, cool and dry autumn. The Pinot Noirs coming out of the Otago region are most often fragrant, lush Pinot Noirs with silky textures and true fruit intensity.



Aromatic whites also thrive, in particular Riesling where anything from bone-dry to very sweet can be made. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and lesser amounts of Chardonnay is also made to a very high quality. Central Otago is in Jancis Robinson’s top five New World wine producing regions.

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