A beautiful, seamless texture, bright red fruit and acid core; a true Gibbston wine.
Vibrant & Supple Aromas of cherry, plum and spice are complemented by powerful tannins and a savoury, textured mid palate.
HOLTZMANN VINEYARD, Central Otago The G2 block on the Holtzmann Vineyard in Gibbston Valley, Central Otago, is 320 metres above sea level. The vines grow on undulating land of loess over granite schist soil.
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Hand Plunging For fermentation the parcel was gently warmed and inoculated with a select yeast to enhance varietal character. Regular hand plunging has helped to craft a wine with elegance and balance. 15% of the wine was aged for 12 months in new French oak barriques, 50% into second year and 35% into third year French oak.
WINEMAKING ANALYSIS 13.0 % ALC 3.73 PH 1.2 G/L RS Cellar up to 10 years.
TASTING NOTES Savoury & Textured The savoury, textured mid-palate of our Central Otago Pinot Noir is best enjoyed with red meats, poultry or soft cheese.
FOOD PAIRINGS Red meat, pork, poultry or soft cheese. This Pinot Noir is excellent with red meats and poultry, or even a nice creamy soft cheese.