Charcoal Gully `Sally's Pinch` Pinot Noir 2011 (6 x 750mL), NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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The fruit (clones 5, 115, 667 & 777) was harvested on 26 March 2011 and de-stemmed into 2 x 7T stainless steel tanks to undergo a period of cold soak, before being inoculated with selected wine yeasts to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French Oak barriques for just over 11 months, of which 32% was new oak.

NZ - Central Otago
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Fabulously ripe and sensuous, the bouquet shows game, dark fruits and floral, leading to a powerful, sturdy palate. Lovely focus and density – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Dark purple, with purple hues


Perfumed dark fruit, such as plums and cherry, with violets and a hint of spicy oak on the nose.


Rich, sweet brambly fruit on the palate, with some dried herbs and spice. A medium bodied, mouth-filling wine with supple, velvety tannins and a long lingering finish.

Medals & Trophies

Pure Elite Gold Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012

Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2012

Pure Silver Medal - Bragato Wine Awards 2012

NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

In searching for a property to develop in the late 1990’s Brian and Cheryll Sanders found themselves being drawn to the challenge of some kind of horticultural venture “on the edge”. The Cromwell Basin in Central Otago, with its stunning scenery and relaxed lifestyle, proved to be the perfect place in which to live the dream.

Having finally decided on a parcel of 28 hectares on Mt Pisa Station, the first challenge proved to be riding out the tediously lengthy Tenure Review process that Mt Pisa Station owners, Murray and Jacky McMillan, faced. Having committed to the land the next step was how to develop it given that at that time it lay beyond the “wine belt” of the Cromwell Basin.

A passion for fine wine, the growing reputation of the region as a great Pinot Noir producer, and an informative and encouraging session with viticulturist Robin Dicey, the decision was made to take the plunge and pursue viticulture, the vision being to produce fine Pinot Noir.

Reassured by Murray (owner of Mt Pisa Station), in the true spirit of a gentleman’s agreement, that as far as he was concerned the land belonged to Brian and Cheryll , the first vines were finally planted three years after signing the contract and six months before having legal title.

Vines were planted late in 2003 after the installation of an irrigation and frost-fighting system. Since spring 2003 was warm the vines took off with vigor and after 6 weeks, some reached the top wire and were described by Robin Dicey as “crazy snakes”. Feeling this was a good omen, the vineyard was extended the following year to include two hectares of Gewürztraminer.

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