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Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir

  • Pinot Noir
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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“Bright garnet hue with aromas of plum, mulled spices, rosemary, peppercorn, and graphite. The intense perfume flows onto the palate with more baking spices, dried florals, cedar, and dark red fruit. This vintage of Gibbston Pinot Noir is harmonious and inviting with a suppleness that lends great drinkability at a young age. The extremely small harvest from this site makes the wine a real treasure! Drink now until 2030.”Jen Parr

  • Winery: Valli Vineyards
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Gibbston Valley, Otago, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Vegan-friendly
  • Food pairing: Chicken & duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese

This fabulous Valli Gibbston (Otago) Pinot Noir has received many high accolades and will impress any Pinot lover. Makes a great gift, perfect for corporate gifting too. Get delivered direct to your door or treat someone special. Buy right here.

Grant Taylor’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. As owner and winemaker, Grant has been crafting wines there since 1993 when the region was in its infancy with only 20 ha planted, (today there are over 1700). Grant’s accomplishments are well known in the wine world, he is possibly New Zealand’s most awarded Pinot Noir producer, credited with winning the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at a major International Wine Competition in London an unprecedented four times – a feat achieved by no other winemaker in the world. Born in Oregon, Jen Parr is a winemaker and wine judge who joined the Valli team in 2015, having had extensive international experience of over 30 vintages worldwide and 17 vintages in New Zealand.

Established in 1998, the aim of Valli is to produce single vineyard wines with an emphasis on expressing the site with clarity and purity. Based around the close-planted estate vineyard in Gibbston, Valli also produces Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs from Bannockburn, Bendigo and the Waitaki Valley, a dry Pinot Gris from Gibbston, and a Riesling from Waitaki. With holistic attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery, these wines both reflect and translate the sites they evolve from.

All four Pinot Noirs and Old vine Riesling are multi award winners every vintage and also highly sought after by our customers with Valli wine demand always exceeding our supply.

"Unique and supremely high quality expressions of Otago regionality. The path to understanding and recognising regionality and terroir has not been expressed with great success in New Zealand, but Grant Taylor’s wines must be considered among the best at doing so." Raymond Chan on Valli, his 2016 Winery of the Year.

"Jen Parr couldn’t be more deserving of this award – especially as she is the only person to have been nominated as a finalist two years in a row. Her experience and attention to detail serve her well when creating wines of great quality and sense of place that are bound to delight any discerning wine lover." Judy Sarris, editor of Gourmet Traveller WINE, on Jen Parr's Winemaker of the Year 2020 win.

  • 98/100 Points - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews (2021 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points - Rebecca Gibb MV, Vinous  (2021 vintage)
  • 5 Starts - Michael Cooper (2021 vintage)
  • 96/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2020 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - NZ Wine Rater (2020 vintage)
  • 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2020 vintage)
  • Top 50 - 2022 Metro Top 50 Wines (2020 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2018 vintage)
  • Judges Selection - TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2020 - Best NZ Red Award (2018 vintage)
  • Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2020” (2018 vintage)
  • 96/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2018 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine (2018 vintage)
  • 93/100 Points - Nick Stock, James Suckling (2018 vintage)
  • 93/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2018 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 (2018 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points - Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points - Tom Cannavan (2018 vintage)
  • 19/20 Points - Joelle Thomson (2018 vintage)
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine (2018 vintage) 


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