Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Gris (2020)

The debut 2020 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested and fermented in a 2:1 mix of old oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a very harmonious wine, full-bodied, with strong, vibrant, peachy, spicy flavours, still unfolding, fresh acidity, and a fully dry finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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