Coal Pit - "Tiwha" Pinot Noir 2015

VINIFICATION

100% de-stemmed fruit

35% New French oak

Maturing 12 months

 

TASTING

Aromas of Parma violets and spice are followed with Doris plum, blueberry and flint, while new French oak imparts vanilla, chocolate and dried spice. The 2015 vintage demonstrates all the classic hallmarks of Gibbston Pinot Noir; game, forest floor and delicate herbs underpinned by integrated fine tannins. The wine is well matched to duck, lamb and venison dishes and can be successfully paired with clove, cinnamon and aniseed.

 

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

94/100, Decanter Magazine, Peter Richards MW, February 2018

5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (95 points) & Peter Saunders Wine Reviews, May 2017

18/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, March 2017

 


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