Valli Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir, North Otago
Waitaki is New Zealand’s newest and most promising wine growing regions. The soils are limestone, hallowed limestone. Heavenly Pinot on hallowed limestone, it’s easy to see how people could get carried away. While it isn’t Burgundy, Waitaki offers so much promise with perfumed and herbal aromas and chalky minerality.
Grant Taylor has been making wines in the region since 1993. When he started out, there were few vineyards. Today, the region is renowned for making some of the most desirable ‘New World’ Pinot Noirs. Along the way, he has built a reputation as a pioneering winemaker who has won the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at the International Wine Competition four times, more than any other winemaker.