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"Top Central Otago & NZ Pinot Noir" IWC

A beautiful tale of Pinot Noir from a majestic site that sits perfectly below the Nevis Bluff in Gibbston, Central Otago

Pair this winning wine with classic scotch fillet or beef wellington

Kelly Washington Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

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$54.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $55.99 $48.69
6 Btls, $329.94 6 Btls, $286.90
Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded 96/100 Points
Kelly Washington Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Kelly Washington Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Member rating / 1
Showing bright flavours and lifted fragrances, all held together by a vibrant acidity...
$54.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $55.99 $48.69
6 Btls, $329.94 6 Btls, $286.90

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Top New Zealand Pinot Noir

International Wine Challenge 2019

Awarded Trophy: Top Central Otago Pinot Noir

International Wine Challenge 2019

Awarded 96/100 Points

International Wine Challenge 2019

Description

Winemakers trekked down to Central Otago to find the very best expression of Pinot Noir. Having had quite a lot of experience with fruit from the area, for them the sub-region of Gibbston shows Pinot Noir in its most finest form, and therefore they went on a mission to source fruit from a stunning little pocket just underneath the very dramatic and imposing Nevis Bluff. Like their whites; structure, acidity, texture and an element of savouriness are the watchwords that are transposed into this wine, with that classic Gibbston nose of wild herb and briar.

A stellar year for our inaugural vintage from the Monte Rosa Vineyard in Gibbston, Central Otago. A cool spring ensured low yields naturally, followed by a warm early summer and very favourable conditions over autumn. The fruit was harvested in pristine condition, showing bright flavours and lifted fragrances, all held together by a vibrant acidity.

Alluvial schist soils and a cool environment reveals a highly perfumed, structured and elegant wine. The fruit was handpicked and fermented with a portion of whole bunches before resting in French oak barrels for 11 months. A beautiful tale of Pinot Noir from a majestic site. Bottled unfiltered.

Located towards the end of the Gibbston valley floor on a gentle 2Ha hillside slope, at the foot of the majestic Nevis Bluff, 350 above sea level. The 17-year-old vines are planted on the unique Pigburn Soils, wind-blown glacial deposits over alluvial schist. The conditions are extreme – very cool nights, snow, hot days in the summer, very dry, and an incredibly long growing season. This vineyard is managed conventionally but with minimal chemical inputs. Yields are super low and vegetative growth naturally minimal.

At Kelly Washington they seek the most unique and diverse parcels of high quality fruit, which they translate into their elegant and honest wines. Working with such exceptional fruit, our aim is to is to showcase and explore sub regionality of New Zealand's wine growing regions, but moreover making wines of provenance. In many cases, these special sites are farmed organically and bio-dynamically. Therefore it is important for us to take these philosophies into the winery and beyond.

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