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Delightfully elegant with lovely fine tannins

A stellar follow from the 2017 vintage that will lure you in with its seductive garnet hues & vivid fruit characters

Roast chicken with vegetables & pinot noir are an absolutely classic match

Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 4
$22.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $26.99 $23.47
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 4
Traditional winemaking techniques and maturation with French oak have created a soft well balanced wine...
$22.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $26.99 $23.47
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95

Accolades

Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2019

Description

"Youthfully charming and inviting, the bouquet shows sweet cherry, raspberry, thyme, floral and almond characters. The palate is succulent and supple with lovely fruit intensity and vibrancy, beautifully supported by silky texture and polished tannins. Harmonious and flavoursome. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2019

This Pinot Noir is dark garnet in the glass with plum and berry fruit characters. Traditional winemaking techniques and maturation with French oak have created a soft well balanced wine showing the vivid fruit and fine tannic structure typical of the Central Otago region. Delightfully elegant and to be shared, ready to drink now or can be cellared for 5 to 7 years.

The 2018 vintage will be remembered as one that broke all kinds of records. Firstly it was one of the earliest bud bursts in our experience with vines pushing in late September. Early season growth was nothing short of stratospheric with the plants almost visibly growing up into the trellis at a rate we’d never seen before.By mid summer we were looking down the barrel of both the hottest, driest & earliest grape growing season on record. Harvest began with hiss & a roar in early-March, nearly a month before some seasons, in fact our Central Otago fruit was some of the first in the winery beating Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by weeks. We used a select de-stemmer harvester to softly handle the fruit. Once pressed off skins, the juice was then fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent delicate fruit flavours. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on light yeast lees to increase palate weight and complexity before it was bottled for enjoyment.

Food Pairing: Roast chicken and pinot noir are an absolutely classic match — and for good reason. The typically fruit-forward, structured wine brings out the juiciness and succulence of the bird without overwhelming the savoury flavour or disappearing behind it.

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13.8%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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4 Stars

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F
I don’t generally drink red but a guest recently introduced us to this Pinot Noir and I’m sold! Absolutely delicious and amazing value ??

Fran - 15/01/2020

J
good value for money. john

John - 31/08/2019


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