2011 The Valleys Pinot Noir - Waitaki

Size

Cocooned by mountains on all sides, the Waitaki Valley wine-growing region lies 40km inland from the Pacific Ocean, stretching a mere 20km between Duntroon and Kurow on the southern flanks of the Waitaki River. Here, gentle north-facing slopes allow successful viticulture similar to Central Otago, with 1000 plus growing degree days. Unique to the region however, are the soils - free-draining river gravels, inter-layered with ancient limestone seabed. This combination of unique soil and climate gives Waitaki Valley wines their own distinctive personality; while still reflecting characteristics typical of Otago.

Tasting Notes

Classic Waitaki Valley limestone terroir wine. Lifted floral aromatic nose, with earthen savoury undertones. Those characters flow through onto the palate together with sweeter hints of red cherry, spice -cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It‰۪s got a lovely mouth feel, with perfect acidity, soft tannins and a very dry savoury finish.

Analysis at Bottling

pH åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ 3.66
T.A. åÊ åÊ åÊ 5.5
RS åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ Dry
Alcohol åÊ12%åÊ

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