Valli 2016 Waitaki Pinot Noir
Winery : Valli
93 POINTS BOB CAMPBELL
94 POINTS SAM KIM
Winemaker notes: Bright garnet hue with fresh red fruit aroma of wild strawberry, sweet cherry and raspberry with fragrant potpourri and a touch of cedar. The vibrant fruit and intriguing spice layer wonderfully with the silky fine tannins and creamy texture highlighted by an electric acidity that give tremendous energy. A wine that is engaging, lithe and fragrant in its youth and will definitely reward cellaring.
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.