Valli Bendigo Pinot Noir 2021

$75.00 inc. GST

97/100 – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
96/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
96/100 – Bob Campbell MW
96/100 – Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 stars – Michael Cooper

“Elegant, intense wine with a seamless texture and flavours suggesting cassis, blackcurrant, new leather, a whiff of wood smoke and nutty oak flavours. A core of sweet fruit is interwoven with fine, ripe tannins with delicious effect. Dangerously accessible but with good cellaring potential.” – Bob Campbell MW

“The powerful 2021 vintage was hand-picked on Chinaman’s Terrace and matured for nearly a year in French oak barriques (31 per cent new). A very ageworthy red, it is full, bright ruby, with a fragrant, complex bouquet. Sturdy, it has deep cherry, plum and spice flavours, good tannin backbone and a savoury, lasting finish. Likely to flourish for a decade, it needs time; open 2025+. – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: “Bright garnet hue with an array of savoury, dark fruit, and floral aromas including forest floor, plum, mushroom, ripe cherry, cedar, raspberry, and azalea. The palate is equally complex with layers of dark fruit, spice, and umami that are woven together by a fresh vein of acidity. The texture is rich and mouth-filling with silky, fine tannins that build in the mouth giving a long, memorable finish. Powerful yet inviting, this is another vintage of quintessential Bendigo Pinot with a tangy freshness that comes from grapes grown at elevation. This wine is captivating yet approachable in its youth, and should develop beautifully for 12+ years.” – Jen Parr

Winemaking Notes: Harvested on 27th March and 3rd April 2021. 65% whole bunch fruit, aged in 31% new oak for 11.5 months. Unfined, unfiltered. 17700 bottles total production.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Chinaman’s Terrace, Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand

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