97 Points 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
96 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
96 Points 5 Stars- Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
94 Points - James Suckling
5 Stars - Michael Cooper
GOLD MEDAL - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021


"A rich, ripe expression of blueberries, sweet spices, violets and blackberries. The palate has smooth-honed, blueberry and blackberry flavors with plush, ribbon-like layers of tannin. Strong yet fine style here."
- James Suckling

"The powerful, rich, sweet-fruited 2019 vintage was hand-picked, matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep ruby, it is extremely youthful, with a strong surge of vibrant, plummy, spicy flavours, a hint of liquorice, fresh acidity, and good tannin backbone. Best drinking 2023+."
- Michael Cooper

Considered the "Central Otago Guru" of winemaking, Grant Taylor is an exceptionally talented and meticulous winemaker. Valli. Established in 1998 and named after Grant's Great-Great Grandfather, Giuseppe Valli, who immigrated to New Zealand from and Italian winemaking background. The Valli range of wines are truly superb and have the credits to back them up.

The Bendio is from the Chinamans terrace site, and is a powerful beast with 58% whole bunch used. The winery notes
"Purple hue with an incredible floral fragrance and lifted fruit aromas of boysenberry and plum, followed by savoury notes of toasted almond, coffee, and cedar. Flavours of blackberry and cherry on the palate with nutmeg, mushroom, and earthy loam. The palate is voluminous and mouth-filling with silky tannins that build in the mouth giving a long, memorable finish. Powerful yet refined, this is quintessential Bendigo Pinot with a tangy freshness that comes from grapes grown at elevation. Lively and inviting in its youth, this wine will also go the distance and is worthy of cellaring for 12+ years."

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Central Otago, Bendigo

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light Elegant Reds

Winemaker:

Jen Parr, Grant Taylor

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

14%

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Food Match:

Pork, Lamb, Cassroles

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