100% de-stemmed fruit
35% New French oak (40% new)
Maturing 12 months
A sophisticated nose of violets, wild herbs, game and spice leads to an opulent fruit filled palate of morello cherry and plums with supple tannins. Classic Gibbston elegance.
North/north east sloping gravel terrace. – elevation 420-460 metres.
Veneered by a silty loam of variable thickness.
Underlying gravel is schist-dominated and vines planted 1994.
Gold, International Wine Challenge 2016
Pure Elite Gold, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
5 Stars, 94/100, Sam Kim Wine Orbit, November 2015
Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier, 2016 - Outstanding; "Gentle yet striking bouquet of Pinot Noir"
New Zealand Herald Canvas Magazine, 2015 - "A habit of impressing"
Otago Daily Times, 2015 - "Excellent to outstanding…Fragrant, Powerful"
Peter Saunders, 2015 - "Finely tuned Pinot Noir from the South, terrific aromatics"
Raymond Chan, 2015 - "Elegant, juicy and charming Pinot Noir"
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2015 - "Beautifully styled and inviting"
Winestate Magazine, 2015 - Winemaker, Lynn Horton's Review