Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022


The 'bigger' of all the Valli Pinot's.

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The 2022 vintage was hand-harvested from young vines (planted in 2017 and 2018), and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (27 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is a mouthfilling, graceful, sweet-fruited red, with very generous, almost lush cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, fresh, vibrant acidity and ripe, supple tannins. Best drinking 2026+." 5 Stars Michael Cooper 

“Deep ruby hue with inviting savoury, fruit and floral aromas including Portobello mushroom, dark Ghana chocolate, cedar, blackberry, *Bing cherry and lilac flower. The palate is also complex with layers of dark fruit, spice, and umami that are woven together by a fresh vein of acidity. The texture is vibrant and delectable with fine, firm tannins that build in the mouth giving a long, memorable finish. Playful with understated power, this quintessential Bendigo Pinot has a tangy freshness that comes from grapes grown at elevation. Intriguing and approachable in its youth, this wine should develop beautifully for 15+ years. (*Bing cherry originated in the Pacific Northwest in Milwaukie, Oregon, the town where I was raised. This wine evokes many happy memories for me and I wish the same for you)." Jen Parr, Winemaker notes