Eight Ranges Pinot Noir

No.1 Pinot Noir in Cuisine!

Eight Ranges Pinot Noir

2017, Central Otago New Zealand
  • 5 Stars & No.1 Pinot Noir (Cuisine magazine 2019), 5 Stars (Sam Kim), 5 Stars (Raymond Chan), 94/100 (Bob Campbell MW)
  • From a boutique three hectare vineyard in the Alexandra Basin, Central Otago
  • A small family owned operation (with help from legendary winemaker Matt Connell and James Dicey in the vineyard(
  • RRP $45

    $39.99

    Eight Ranges, three hectares, two good wine lovers and a couple of kids who love nothing more than to put on gumboots and go rabbit hunting through the vineyard.

    Brian and Rebecca Gibbs came from a busy life in the tech and medical industries but with a love for good wine (and we imagine a bit of cash) purchased this small Central Otago vineyard in the middle of the Alexandra Basin overlooking the Clutha River.

    Purchased in 2016, Brian and Rebecca set up their A-team with legendary Central winemaker Matt Connell and James Dicey in the vineyard.

    It hasn’t taken long for them to make their mark as a Central Otago name to keep an eye on. Their Eight Ranges Pinot Noir 2017 took out Cuisine magazine’s No.1 NZ Pinot Noir Award – nice one guys!

    This is seriously good Central Pinot at its gorgeous best – a plush, rich red with dark, savoury berry and cherry fruit flavours and silky smooth tannins. Enjoy this one now through to 2023.

    And if you’re wondering where the Eight Ranges comes from – they’re the ranges that surround the vineyard. The Remarkables, The Cairnmuir, The Pisa, The Dunstan, The Hawkdun, The Raggedy, The Old Man and The Old Woman.

    The Lowdown: 13% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    Raymond Chan 5 Stars
    Sam Kim 5 Stars
    Cuisine 5 Stars

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