Eight Ranges Trail Rider Pinot Noir

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Eight Ranges Trail Rider Pinot Noir

2020, Central Otago New Zealand
  • From a boutique three hectare vineyard in the Alexandra Basin, Central Otago
  • 91/00 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "Moderately intense wine with a plump texture and drying finish. A distinctive wine offering value at this price."
  • A small family owned operation (with help from legendary winemaker Matt Connell and James Dicey in the vineyard(
  • 37 in stock

    RRP $28


    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 flagship Pinot took out Cuisine magazine’s top spot for No.1 NZ Pinot Noir – the Eight Ranges Trail Rider Pinot Noir is their entry level Pinot and man, does this punch above its weight for a little over $25.

    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: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars

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