Valli Waitaki North Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $85
Winemaker Jen Parr has crafted a complex and earthy pinot from fruit grown in one of the most challenging climates in the country. So the grapes that do make it through the extremes of the season are incredibly concentrated and create wines that roar with tamarillo, plum, red cherry and dried herb notes. A hint of mushroom and black olive shine on the finish. It’s a soothing, juicy style with a lifted mineral backbone and finely tuned tannins. If you can cellar it for another 6-8 years it’ll pay you back generously.