17 Valley

2010 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

    2010 Silver, Best in Class International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
    2010 Silver, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2012

  • Tasting Notes
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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.

Other Information
Colour: Deep crimson with garnet and ruby hues.
Bouquet: Aromas of dark cherry, red berry and floral notes. Secondary aromas of spice, dried herb, earthiness and light smokiness add complexity.
Palate: Concentrated and complex flavours. Fine tannins and a lingering finish.
Drink: Drinking well now and up to 2017. Match with game, red meat and rich, robust vegetable based dishes.