This Central Otago pinot noir has scooped the top prizes in one of the country’s oldest and most respected wine competitions, picking up a gold in the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2010 and trophy for Champion Pinot Noir.
The run of accolades continued for the tiny Bendigo vineyard when it swept aside 1517 wines from around the country as its 2008 Mondillo Central Otago Pinot Noir was named Champion Wine of Show.
Tasting notes describe the wine as a graceful, silky, single-vineyard wine which is dark in colour, elegant and balanced. It is dense and rich with beautifully scented aromas of dark-cherry and plum up front, followed by vanilla and spice.
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