Skip to main content

"Youthful, crisp, fruity, tense" Cameron Douglas, MS

"Lovely fruit purity backed by fine-grained tannins, finishing long & very appealing" Wine Orbit

Enjoy with butterflied lamb, served over a bed of crisp greens & herb crusted oven roasted potatoes

Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Member rating / 9
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95

Toi Toi will contribute a portion of the proceeds per bottle to conservationists Forest & Bird.

Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Member rating / 9
Dark plum, blueberry, floral, almond & subtle spice aromas on the nose
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95


Awarded 94/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2020

Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders 

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2019


  • Fine-grained tannins
  • Dark plum
  • Subtle spice
  • Succulent & supple

"An attractive and enticing bouquet with a savoury dried herb and light red berry fruits aroma package. Dark red Christmas cherries, dried raspberry and red apple skin scents. Roses and crunched stone minerals with a light silty edge. Youthful, crisp, fruity, tense and dry on the palate. Flavours reflect the nose with firm tannins and medium+ acidity. Polished and fine, length and well made. Best from 2021 through 2026+" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2020

"Sweetly fruited and immediately appealing, the wine shows dark plum, blueberry, floral, almond and subtle spice aromas on the nose, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is succulent and supple. The wine offers lovely fruit purity and intensity backed by fine-grained tannins, finishing long and very appealing. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Nov 2019

Central Otago had some interesting challenges for the 2019 vintage. With a wet spring, temperatures then rocketed in summer hitting 32.8°C in Cromwell on Christmas Day. The growing season was bookended by frosts, but luckily our vineyards were prepared for frosts and no damage came to the vines. Yields were down, due to adverse weather during the vines’ flowering, but the outcome of the berries were excellent with thick skins and intense colour and flavour.

The Pinot Noir was picked in “some of the best conditions we have seen,” says winemaker Tim Adams.We used a select destemmer 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: Pair this juicy Pinot Noir with a butterflied lamb, served over a bed of crisp greens and herb crusted oven roasted potatoes.



Screw Cap





NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4 Stars

Share with a friend

User comments (4)

Add comment
Great value for money

Vicki - 09/03/2020

Surprising and highly recommended.

Peter - 30/07/2020

nice wine

John - 15/05/2020

Great value for everyday drinking .

Sue - 16/04/2020


to New Zealand’s #1 online wine community

Leave site
Your browser is out-of-date!
Update your browser to view this website correctly.
Update my browser now