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Cheers: Valli Vineyard owner and champion wine maker Grant Taylor.
Accolades pour in
Central Otago wines impress judges
By CHE BAKER
Outstanding: Sam Neill at his Two Paddocks vineyard.
Central Otago wines have had
another successful week on the
accolade front with one pinot noir
taking out top honours at the
London International Wine and
Spirits Competition for the third
Valli Vineyards won the trophy
for World's Best Pinot Noir for its
Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot
Noir 2010, at the London compe-
tition last week.
Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2010
was awarded as a ''gold outstand-
ing'' at the competition.
It was the first international wine
competition Two Paddocks had
entered after actor and proprietor
Sam Neill's long-standing policy
not to enter competitions.
Another two wines, The Gibbston
Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir
2011 and The Gibbston Valley
China Terrace Pinot Noir 2011,
achieved 5 star ratings at the
Cuisine magazine's New Zealand
Pinot Noir tasting.
The tasting panel of wine experts,
headed up by respected inter-
national judge John Belsham,
reviewed 325 Pinot Noir wines
from throughout New Zealand for
the multi-award-winning maga-
Only 25 were awarded five stars.
The Gibbston Valley Central
Otago Pinot Noir 2011 shone for
the judges, who ranked it number
6 in the Top 10 Pinot Noirs. Judges
lauded the modern-style pinot as
'a dark, concentrated wine with
beguiling floral aromatics leading
to a rich, full-on mouthful'.
Judges commenting that the
Gibbston Valley China Ter-
race Central Otago Pinot
Noir 2011 'shone like a
beacon, representing the
essence of the region with an
alluring core of ripe dark
fruit edged with a tarry,
SHORT AND SHARP
Investigations into the death of
former Alexandra man Graham
Robert Brown, 67, killed while
working to clear a slip near
Monkey Creek on the Milford road
last week, are continuing.
It is understood the incident
involved equipment being used on
site at the time to clear a rockfall
in the area which had closed the
Mr Brown was living in Dunedin at
the time of the accident.
Alexandra police are on the hunt
for the owner of a ladies gold
watch, handed into the Alexandra
Police Station earlier this month.
The watch was found in Clyde on
Alexandra's annual community
Christmas dinner is to be held at
the Alexandra Bowling club,
Boundary Road, on Christmas Day
with drinks and nibbles at 11.30am
and dinner at noon.
All welcome, including those who
live alone, couples whose families
are spread far and wide, fruit
pickers and visitors to the town. To
volunteer or book call Helen
Coutts on 03 448 8044. Donation
Whether or not part of Fache
Street in Clyde should be re-
named is up for public
consultation. The section in
question is without street numbers
and on previously railway land. It
lies between Naylor and Holloway
streets and is part of a new
subdivision yet to be built and
fronting Fache St. Fache St starts
at the Clyde lookout end. Holloway
St has been put forward as the
proposed name. Submissions close
on November 9.
Drinking dodgy water
Clyde people, drinking potentially
contaminated water, wishing to
connect to town supply, are hoping
to hear about their application at
the Vincent Community Board's
next meeting on November 5. At
the board's last meeting, a group
of residents from the un-
reticulated Waikerikeri and
Springvale roads area,
represented by Maurice Smith,
said bore failure had forced them
to use what could be unsafe water
from irrigation ponds.
Stone displayed in an Alpine
Fencing advertisement in last
week's Mirror at Shotover Lodge
was supplied by Gibbston Stone.
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