Valli 2015 Waitaki Pinot Noir
Winery : Valli
19 / 20 : RAYMOND CHAN
Winemaker notes: Light garnet hue with sweet and savory aromas of fresh lilac, dried plum, wild strawberry, cumin and Manuka smoked bacon. The charming florals, intriguing spice and red/dried fruit flavours layer wonderfully with the limey acidity that drives the wine and the silky fine tannin created a beautiful round and mouth filling texture.
Grant Taylor the winemaker aims to be invisible. A tall order one could say, given his big personality, bags of enthusiasm and pioneering pinot work in Otago. What he seeks is not to be noticed in a winemaking sense, letting each individual site that makes up the Valli Pinot Noir quartet, speak with clarity and uniqueness.