In 2018, pyramid valley purchased a new vineyard in Lowburn, Central Otago, named Manata estate. This is their first release from this new estate blessed with some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the region. It’s approachable with fragrant aromas of wildflowers, spices, red cherries, wild strawberries, plums, and an underlying complexity. It has crunchy…
Planted in 1992 on its own roots, Long Gully has become Mt Difficulty’s flagship. It’s a light, delicate expression of pinot noir with fresh red fruits, floral character, hints of mocha, and a sense of purity. The palate is smooth and refined with the same pleasant delicateness. It’s overall a very gentle wine.
Six barrels Pinot Noir is a selection of the best barrels of each vintage. For this 2017, it features wine from a single Gibbston vineyard. It’s a dense, and elegant wine with typical plum, morello cherries, licorice, spices and dried herb.
This is a powerful pinot noir from a very celebrated winery in Central Otago. The concentrated and thick flavors of red and black fruits are heavily ripe and jammy with a spicy core. On the palate, the tannins are chiseled with a long, slightly chewy finish.
Very expressive Pinot Noir, this Bendigo estate single-vineyard is richly aromatic with intense aromas of juicy plums, cherries, blueberries, violets, cinnamon, and some earthy and savory undertones. It shows great elegance and poise. Its tannins are velvety with integrated acidity depth of flavors and lingering finish.
This is the more solid and structured of all the Valli regional Pinot Noir. It’s completely full-bodied, with deep aromas of black cherry, blueberries and blackberry fruit as well as dark chocolate and spices. It’s fleshy and ripe with great flavor concentration and depth. The tannins are supple but granular and clinging to the palate….
This Pinot Noir has chunky, very ripe, fruit aromas of black cherries and field berries. It also has a floral and savory herbs emphasis. It’s an approachable and easily enjoyable wine with good complexity and weighty body. The acidity is crisp and linear with rich but fine tannins and a supple structure.
This Pinot Noir from the relatively new sub-region of Waitaki is fragrant, pure and vibrant with bright red cherry, floral, rose petal, chalk-mineral, spices, damp earth and nutty flavors. It’s delicately structured, like intricate fine lace intertwined with sharp acidity and lingering spice character.
This premium Pinot is elegant, vibrant with moderately concentrated fruitiness, but intense spice character. Its aromas of cherry, red currant, and plum are enhanced by bitter herbs, thyme, anise, and subtle floral notes. Its concentrated palate displays outstanding depth and refinement, with silky tannins and polished structure.
The first Paddocks is the first, original vineyard of the estate planted in 1993. It’s aromatic with wild aromas of cherry, cranberry, dried herbs, spices, earth, mushrooms, and wildflowers. It has quite the savory character. On the palate, the juicy aromas are bursting along with a very smooth, vibrant texture and firm tannins. The oak…