Charcoal Gully Sallys Pinch Pinot Noir 2007

Vintage

2007

Grapes were 100% destemmed prior to batch pre-fermentation in open-top tanks and gently hand plunged until fermentation was complete. Settled in stainless tanks prior to malolactic fermentation, then aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

Awards

  • Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008- Gold Medal
  • Bragato Wine Awards 2008- Bronze Medal

Winemaker

Carol Bunn, Vinpro, Cromwell

Winemaker's tasting notes

An elegant, fruity wine with silky tannins and an earthy complexity: a rich palate showing flavours of dark cherry, Turkish delight, and red liquorice with hints of clove and spice.

Jancis Robinson MW tasting notes January 2009:

  • Rating:  17 /20                           
  • Drink 2010-15. Mid ruby, relatively complex nose, with lots of acidity, fine and silky and very refreshing; dry finish, tingly on the end; lots of minerals – schist?