Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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Bob Campbell MW
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Joe Czerwinski
SKU
VAPN201611 UCAU
$74.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$74.99 Per item
VALLI is the personal vocation of pioneering winemaker Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines there since 1993 when there were only 20 ha planted – today there are over 2000. Grant founded VALLI in 1998 with the intention to produce single vineyard Pinot Noirs highlighting the different characteristics of Otago’s sub regions. More than 20 years later, VALLI is doing just that, producing single-vineyard pinot noirs from Gibbston, Bannockburn, and Bendigo in Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley in North Otago, as well as a dry Pinot Gris from Gibbston and a Riesling from Waitaki. In 2015, established Otago winemaker Jen Parr joined Grant in the winery where the two aim to create wines with honesty, integrity, and most of all, a sense of place. When you drink a Valli wine, you are enjoying more than just a wine: you are experiencing a place.
VALLI is the personal vocation of pioneering winemaker Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines there since 1993 when there were only 20 ha planted – today there are over 2000. Grant founded VALLI in 1998 with the intention to produce single vineyard Pinot Noirs highlighting the different characteristics of Otago’s sub regions. More than 20 years later, VALLI is doing just that, producing single-vineyard pinot noirs from Gibbston, Bannockburn, and Bendigo in Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley in North Otago, as well as a dry Pinot Gris from Gibbston and a Riesling from Waitaki. In 2015, established Otago winemaker Jen Parr joined Grant in the winery where the two aim to create wines with honesty, integrity, and most of all, a sense of place. When you drink a Valli wine, you are enjoying more than just a wine: you are experiencing a place.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Bob Campbell MW

Aromatic pinot noir with a lifted, floral aroma together with sweet cherry, raspberry, violet and spice flavours. A supple, elegant wine, with a silken texture and lengthy finish. Bright, fresh and accessible. Very appealing.

93 / 100

Joe Czerwinski

The fruit-driven 2016 Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir positively bursts with notes of red raspberries, strawberries and ripe cherries. There's just enough spice and herbal complexity on the finish of this silky, medium to full-bodied wine to keep things interesting now, but it should be even more complex in a year or two. It has the fruit to carry it through the next five years or more.