Coal Pit - "Tiwha" Pinot Noir 2014

VINIFICATION

100% de-stemmed fruit

35% New French oak (40% new)

Maturing 12 months

 

TASTING

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.

 

SOIL

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.

 

AWARDS

Gold, International Wine Challenge 2016

Pure Elite Gold, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015

5 Stars, 94/100, Sam Kim Wine Orbit, November 2015

 

 

REVIEWS

Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier, 2016Outstanding; "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

 


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