Based in North Canterbury but with access to some fantastic Pinot Noir fruit from Central Otago's Gibbston Valley, the guys at The Crater Rim have once again come through with a great drinking Pinot Noir at nothing short of a sensational price. Those familiar with previous vintages will be extremely happy with this – it's a beauty!
The Crater Rim Limited Edition Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from a single Gibbston Valley vineyard with the fruit being fermented in small open top vats by native yeasts followed by maturation on lees in French oak barriques for 15 months.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The Crater Rim Limited Edition Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from a single Gibbston Valley vineyard. The fruit was fermented in small open top vats by native yeasts followed by maturation on lees in French oak barriques for 15 months. The wine is sweetly expressed on the nose showing red/black cherry, floral, earthy mushroom, vanilla and mixed spice characters. The palate is equally attractive, displaying lovely weight and silky texture, brilliantly framed by polished tannins. The wine offers both sweet fruit richness and savoury complexity, making it engaging and satisfying."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Combining fabulous fruit richness with spicy complexity, the wine shows inviting aromas of sweet berry, cake spice, toasted almond and dark mushroom on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate that is supple and fleshy. It is complex, stylish and persistent, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2025."