VALLI THE REAL MCCOY ORANGE PINOT GRIS CENTRAL OTAGO 19
The wittily named Real McCoy Pinot Gris is Valli winemaker Grant Taylor's take on an orange wine and made from grapes which spent 20 days on skins. The finished wine was bottled with no fining or filtration and this, along with 14 months maturation in oak, combine to lend the wine a rich body and phenolic character. It has complex tropical fruit and anise aromas on the nose, which follow through to a wine with fresh acidity and moderate tannins which add balance and texture.
Valli Wines was founded by Central Otago winemaker Grant Taylor in 1998 and has since become one of the most collectible Pinot Noir brands in New Zealand with four distinctly different Pinot Noirs made every year from four key sub regions in Central Otago. Grant is the only winemaker producing a consistently diverse range of wines every vintage with each wine made the same way so that the wines each express the climate and soil variations in the areas from which they come from.