17 Valley

2006 Mount Riley Pinot Noir


Our Seventeen Valley range is a considered, handcrafted wine for connoisseurs. Our best fruit goes into this range and it's made with our best efforts and only in our best vintages. A special occassion wine, available very selectively.

  • Awards

    2006 Silver International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008
    2006 Silver Liquorland Top 100 2008
    2006 4 Stars, Winestate Magazine
    2006 90 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Magazine

  • Reviews

    Wine NZ Magazine, Autumn 2008

    Bold colour. Fragrant forest floor notes and some spice. Palate is ripe and full showing dark cherry, plum, red currant and chocolate. There is plenty of finely integrated, spicy oak. Concentrated, very creamy textured, plush wine with miles of room for development yet. Big, lush, ripe tannins and mineral finish. Top class.

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The majority of the grapes from which this wine was made were grown on the vineyard from which the 17 Valley range takes its name. 17 Valley vineyard has a north west aspect and captures one of Marlborough’s warmest air flows. This warmth imparts exceptional fruit sweetness and fine ripe tannins. Grapes are hand picked, cold soaked, fermented using indigenous yeast, gently pressed then aged in French oak barrels. A complex Pinot Noir with ripe red fruit flavours complemented by aromas of spice, dried herb, forest floor and toast. A wine of elegance and concentration.