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Fine & delicate with a silky, lasting charm

Made in a high quality manner, being handpicked, small batch fermented & barrel aged in French oak

Pair these beautiful silky tannins & earthy complexity with big bold red meat dishes

Gibbston Valley Gold River Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 15
Elsewhere $30.00 $26.09
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95
Gibbston Valley Gold River Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Gibbston Valley Gold River Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 15
Gold River wines are handpicked, handcrafted expressions of Central Otago that offer immediate drinking pleasure...
Elsewhere $30.00 $26.09
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95


Even ruby red. The nose exudes bright red fruits, with lovely lift, and a fragrant, earthy complexity. The palate is very approachable, with delicate creamy red fruit. An elegant fragrant style, it has a silky, lasting charm. The 2018 Gold River Pinot Noir is made for immediate consumption.

Handpicked, small batch fermented, and barrel aged in French oak, the Gold River Pinot Noir offers exceptional quality and regionality at a good price.

A year with record heat, 2018 was notable for its extremes and early harvest. Warm and settled in spring, there was rapid canopy establishment and an early onset of flowering. A good, even set resulted, already a month ahead of normal. The summer months were consistently hot, with temperatures regularly touching the high 30’s and unusually warm nights. From February, periodic rain events gave much needed relief and milder conditions followed through into harvest. The fruit was harvested 3-4 weeks earlier than normal. There is no questioning its generosity and ripeness. It was a frenetic growing season that required vigilence and attention - but one that has produced diverse, quality wines full of expression.

Fruit from 3 subregions was divided into 5 tonne open top fermenters. Typical maceration was 21-24 days before pressing. The wines went through MLF in barrel, and spent 8 months in French oak.





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Lovely wine

Toni - 06/07/2020

outstanding wine

John - 06/07/2020

Exactly what we expected and hoped for. A beautiful smooth Pinot Noir ideal for winter. It goes very well with pasta, quiche etc.

Jan - 17/06/2020

I love this wine I tried it at Distinction Hotel in Dunedin.

Jade - 11/06/2020

very nice wine

Steve - 17/06/2020

Light but plummy & pleasant finish. Great to have a quality Gibbston at this price.

Anne - 15/06/2020

Really enjoyed it; have had it before so knew pretty much what we were betting. Great drink to have after work with friends and family when you don't have to impress anyone with the label on the bottle. We always enjoy Gibbston wines...

Phil - 27/04/2020

We still have a Gibbston Valley 1996 Pinot Noir in our cellar. This was good value for money - very typical Central Otago

John - 15/06/2020


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