Charcoal Gully Sallys Pinch Pinot Noir 2009


100% Pinot noir grapes were completely de-stemmed prior to batch pre-fermentation in open-top tanks. Hand plunged until fermentation was complete; settled in stainless tanks prior to malolactic fermentation; then aged in French oak barrels, of which 32% were new oak, for 8 months before blending and bottling.

  • Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010- Pure Silver Medal
Carol Bunn, Vinpro, Cromwell
Winemaker's tasting notes 

Attractive dark fruit colour of blackberry/blueberry with hints of dried herbs, liquorice, and savory character on the nose.  An elegant wine that is rich and concentrated, with subtle silky tannins and good persistence on the palate.