Burn Cottage Valli Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
The Burn Cottage Valli Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 wine displays layers of cherry, plum, licorice, chocolate and dark savoury complexity. The palate has richness and succulence with a balanced delicate acidity, firm tannins and a lovely persistence.
Central Otago experienced a mild winter, and after an initially dry spring, there were periods of rain. Early bud-burst was followed by cooler temperatures aside from brief heat spikes in November. Windy conditions started in November and December was also relatively cool and flowering a little patchy. Mild conditions prevailed through to mid-February, with rain at times and nights often dipping below 10 degrees Celsius . Wind continued to be a challenge and vine canopies were quite low in vigour. By late February the temperatures lifted and veraison went well. Crops were low due to the season, however ripening progressed favourably, with picking in Gibbston early April.
Enjoy this wine now or cellar for the next 8-10 years.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Pinot Noir
Vintage - 2017
Country - New Zealand
Region - Central Otago
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%