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"Sophisticated & engaging" Wine Orbit

"Excellent concentration & refinement, offering savoury complexity backed by silky texture" Wine Orbit

Delicious with pancetta wrapped venison medallions, with Port & figs

Coal Pit Tiwha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

$55.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $335.94 6 Btls, $292.12
Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 4 Stars
Coal Pit Tiwha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Coal Pit Tiwha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Enticing, balanced and well made
$55.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $335.94 6 Btls, $292.12

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Pinot Noir of the Year

Winestate Magazine 

Awarded Trophy: New Zealand Red Trophy

International Wine Challenge 2020

Awarded Trophy: Sustainable Trophy

International Wine Challenge 2020

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Awarded 92/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2019

Awarded 92/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2019

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Huon Hooke, Real Review, Feb 2020

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Winestate 2019

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Winestate 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Dark cherry & plum
  • Toasty oak spice
  • Silky, polished tannins

"Combining fruit power and elegance, this magnificently styled pinot shows dark cherry, sweet strawberry, thyme, dark mushroom and floral characters with nuances of game and toasted almond. The palate delivers excellent concentration and refinement, offering savoury complexity backed by silky texture and polished tannins. Sophisticated and engaging. At its best: now to 2028" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

"Bright, vibrant pinot noir with dark cherry, berry, anise, spice, woodsmoke and a suggestion of floral and red rose flavours. A distinctive and appealing wine that needs a little time to release its full potential" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2019

"A specific bouquet of Pinot Noir with layers of dark cherry and plum, dark raspberry, brown baking spices and toasty French oak spices. A bouquet that also starts to evolve over a few minutes opening up revealing layers of spice and minerals, rose and sweet oak. Fine tannins, medium+ acidity, a core of fruit led by red stone fruit. Moderate weight, medium+ acidity and a long focused finish. A wine to cellar for 2-4 years or enjoy from today with food. Enticing, balanced and well made" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2019

"Medium to deep red colour with a good purple rim. The bouquet is herbal and green-stemmy with plenty of floral and red-fruit lift to the aromatics. The wine is light to medium-weighted, soft and easygoing, with modest length. The tannins are a mite sappy and the wine fairly straightforward" Huon Hooke, Real Review, Feb 2020

An extremely approachable wine from the outset showing a perfumed nose with crushed rose petal and lavender, Damson plums and bramble berry underpinned by delicate dried herbs and thyme, reflective of the Central Otago terroir. Dark red fruits and cranberry abound on the palate with elegant and delicately integrated tannins finely balanced by a minerality typical of the Coal Pit vineyard. Showing good palate tension and linear length.

The 2018 growing season brought it all! Spring was brilliant, with the earliest flowering in Gibbston history under continuous dry and warm conditions, resulting in a fantastic fruit set. The warm dry period gave a strong and early bud push and notably our wind machine wasn’t run once. December and January were the warmest in memory and fears of a severe drought were relieved with heavy rain in February and March, allowing the berries to expand and fill out to beautiful plush bunches. Picking began 21 days early and we once again harvested clean fruit without rain, frost or disease pressure.

Typically, Coal Pit Pinot Noir peaks around 3-4 years of age, with some secondary character profiles apparent while retaining fruit vibrancy. With careful cellaring flavours will age gracefully into more tertiary and complex characters of leather and beef tea, around 8 years old.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with a wide range of food, however this wine matches exceptionally well with game, mushroom and truffle dishes. A broad array of spices can be successfully paired to the wine’s flavours – get creative and best of all, enjoy with good company! Pancetta wrapped venison medallions, with Port and figs.

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