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The hallmark of the Gibbston sub-region

"Elegant wine with true Gibbston character including crushed herb, berry, cherry, floral and violet flavours" Bob Campbell MW

Pair this winning wine with classic scotch fillet or beef wellington

Kelly Washington Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

$54.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $55.99 $48.69
6 Btls, $329.94 6 Btls, $286.90
Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Organic Wine Vegan Wine
Kelly Washington Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Kelly Washington Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Having had the first vintage under their belt, it was wonderful to commence Vintage 2018 having had some experience...
$54.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $55.99 $48.69
6 Btls, $329.94 6 Btls, $286.90

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell MW, Nov 2018

Description

  • French oak
  • Ripe red fruit
  • Herbal notes
  • Soft tannins

"From the Monte Rosa vineyard in Gibbston. 20% whole bunches, fermented in small open-top tubs with 11 months in French oak, 28% new. Elegant wine with true Gibbston character including crushed herb, berry, cherry, floral and violet flavours. A supple pinot noir that's accessible now but should develop well" Bob Campbell MW, Nov 2018

A wine of two temperaments. The 2018 Gibbston Pinot Noir shows the effects of a riper season, with soft tannins and a profile of warmer red fruits. Yet is still characterised by the heady perfume that encompasses earthy and herbal notes, fine tannins and bright, juicy acidity that is the hallmark of the Gibbston sub-region.

Having had the first vintage under their belt, it was wonderful to commence Vintage 2018 having had some experience with their plots and the wines that have translated. Vintage 2017 was an absolute stunner, and although did not experience an entirely difficult vintage with 2018, the team did face some challenges with very warm weather in Gibbston. It was crucial to have a great deal of vigilance and care with picking decisions, and sorting of the fruit. The fruit as harvested over a month prior to the previous harvest, and what would be typical for the sub region! Only the best bunches were picked and made it into the crates. It was paramount to retain acidity, and freshness and translate this though to the final wine.

 

 

 

 

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