Coal Pit Vineyard covers 12 hectares of land on the warm north-facing slopes of Gibbston, the highest sub-region in Central Otago. Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc vines were first planted in 1994 on the glacially formed schist based soils, with a mix of clones for added complexity and balance. The Coal Pit vineyard typically yields intensely aromatic wines with strong minerality and is run in accordance with the proactive environmental management programme, Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Owner, Rosie Dunphy's decision to construct a 30 tonne winery in 2007 was integral in shifting the boutique vineyard's focus towards premium quality and allows ultimate control from vine to wine.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Magnificently styled and complex, the wine shows lifted aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, game, thyme and toasted almond characters on the nose with nuances of olive and dark mushroom. The palate delivers excellent concentration and refinement, wonderfully supported by flowing mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins. Beautifully elegant and persistent. At its best: now to 2024. $57.00. www.coalpitwine.com. April 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024
93/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Elegant, vibrant pinot noir with plum, raspberry, fresh herbs and subtle floral and violet flavours supported by gently tangy acidity. A touch of spice helps liven it up. An appealing and quite complex wine with typical Gibbston character. 14 JUN 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS
"Fragrant, fruity, varietal, spicy and attractive bouquet of Pinot Noir. Dark cherry and cinnamon, old raspberry and cedar-wood, English tea and a hint of bacon (wood). Dry, varietal and fruity on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose. Fine abundant tannins, medium+ acidity and lengthy balanced finish. Drinking young - a cellar happy wine. Best drinking from late 2020 through 2026." Drink 2020 - 2026
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