Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019

June 10, 2021By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $79 The Waitaki wine region sits right on the border of North Otago and South Canterbury. Hard country. Richie McCaw country. Its extreme climate produces pinot noir with huge florality (yes it’s a word), a soft, saline layer compliments cheek-puckeringly prickly astringency and has cherry, raspberry, pomegranate … Read More

Pinot Favours the Brave…

January 30, 2013By Yvonne

I’m writing this column from the comfort of a cloth-covered trestle table upstairs in the Wellington Town Hall in what has been dubbed the “Media Centre”.  I’ve worked in loads of “media centres” around the traps in the past but this would take the cake for no-frills.  Although at least here there’s one of those … Read More