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2014 Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Vineyard

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Viticulture
Location: Waitaki Valley, North Otago
Climate: Maritime-influenced
Clones UCD 5 Dijon 115
Soils Limestone-based soil spread through river gravels
GDD Approximately 926
Rainfall Approximately 530mmper Annum
Vine Age Planted 2001
Yield 3.9 Tonnes Hectare
Vine Density 5000 Ha
Trellis System VSP

Winemaking
Harvest Date: 16 May 2014 21
Brix 22.7
Whole Bunch 20%
Peak Fermentation Temp: 30°C
Cuvaison 23 Days
Oak Percentage New 35%, One Year 35%, Two Year 30%
New Time in Barrel 11 Months
Coopers Used Mercurey
Fining None
Filtering: None
Alcohol 13.1%
Total Bottles Produced 4400

Tasting Note
An intriguing fragrance of lilac, rose, strawberries, cassis, and Oolong tea with a hint of smoked bacon. The powerful acid core drives the wine and gives energy to the flavours of red fruit, mulberry, and white pepper. The tannins are intricately fine and give great length to the flavors. This is an ethereal wine that will live long in the moment and also endure the test of time.

Awards and Reviews
93 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
93 Points - Bob Campbell MW
91+ Points - Stephen Tanzer
90 Points - Wine Spectator
5 Stars - Raymond Chan
5 Stars - Sam Kim
4 1/2 Stars - Michael Cooper

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