97 Points & 5 Stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
96 Points – Cameron Douglas MS

5 Stars - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine reviews
"Deep ruby-black, slightly lighter on edge. This has a rich, powerful bouquet, enveloping dark cherry, blackberry, an amalgam of spice, smoky herbs, earth and cedar. Medium-full bodied, bright on the palate, aromas of dark cherry, blackberry enfolding nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, wild thyme, earth and cedar. Lively acidity lifts the dark-toned aromatics and drives a fresh length. Mouth-filling palate structured by fine-grained, velvety tannin and a hint of earth broadens the palate. This rich Pinot Noir possesses Bendigo's signature of dark fruit and power, enriched by a fine tannin structure and fresh acidity lends a satisfying, long finish. Match with lamb shoulder and venison over the next 10+ years. Fruit from Chinaman's Terrace, fermented with 65% whole bunches, 14% alc, aged 11.5 months in French oak barrels, 31% new oak. 1,475 dozen produced. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Dec 2022"

From Chinaman’s Terrace in Bendigo, this is the most powerful and structured of the Valli Pinots

Harvest Date: 27thMarch and 3rd April 2021
Whole Bunch: 65%
Oak Percentages: New 31%
Timein Barrel: 11.5 Months
Fining: None
Alcohol: 14%
Total Bottles Produced: 1,475 dozen

Winemaker note
“Bright garnet hue with an array of savoury, dark fruit, and floral aromas including forest floor, plum, mushroom, ripe cherry, cedar, raspberry, and azalea. The palate is equally complex with layers of dark fruit, spice, and umami that are woven together by a fresh vein of acidity. The texture is rich and mouth-filling with silky, fine tannins that build in the mouth giving a long, memorable finish. Powerful yet inviting, this is another vintage of quintessential Bendigo Pinot with a tangy freshness that comes from grapes grown at elevation. This wine is captivating yet approachable in its youth, and should develop beautifully for 12+ years.” Jen Parr - October 2022"



New Zealand


Central Otago, Bendigo


Pinot Noir


Light Elegant Reds


Jen Parr













Food Match:

Pork, Lamb, Cassroles