Charcoal Gully Sallys Pinch Pinot Noir 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.
- Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008- Gold Medal
- Bragato Wine Awards 2008- Bronze Medal
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?