Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Valli’s estate vineyard in Gibbston is planted at 4050 vines/ha and cropped at only1kg/vine to ensure perfect ripeness. The first vineyard in the valley to be planted in the true north-to-south direction, it maximises the amount of sunlight hours the vines receive, contributing dramatically to the uniform ripening of fruit, a critical factor in Pinot Noir quality. The vineyard soils are mainly schist derived, windblown alluvial loess. The topsoil is between .5 and 1m deep over free draining gravels that allow the vine roots to easily access water and nutrients. Gibbston, one of the coolest sub regions of Otago, has one of the slowest ripening seasons. A key factor in quality Pinot Noir from such a cool area is long hang time, that is, the amount of time the grapes are on the vine; this allows them to develop elegance and complexity of flavour. Sometimes their Gibbston Vineyard is not picked until early May.

$78.99 each
$72.67 in any six

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Enjoy now or 5-6 years

Nose:

A classic Pinot fragrance of violets and rose petals accentuated by bright red fruits and garrigue spices.

Palate:

Savory undertones of earthy loam and cedar add to the intensity of the finish. Balanced and concentrated with fresh acidity that is framed by ripe and silky tannins, this wine offers great cellaring potential as well as youthful enjoyment.

Varietal Composition:

Pinot Noir
Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
$78.99 each
$72.67 in any six