Central Otago "Gibbston Valley" Pinot Noir 2014, Gibbston Valley
This is the benchmark pinot noir from the Gibbston Valley winery and like others we tasted is an absolute cracker. MostLy planted on 20cm of schist this pinot has an immediately appealing nose of sweet raspberry and red cherry. Fully ripe fruit with u derlying minerality the combined sunshine and high UV of the 2014 vintage come through brilliantly. These vintage conditions produce a wine with a velvet texture reminiscent of a Volnay. A balanced structure with good tannins round off this superb Central Otago pinot.