Valli 'Zeffer' Bendigo Pinot Noir 2021Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
"I am as excited as I am honoured to write to you about the release of our Valli “Zeffer” Bendigo Pinot Noir 2021, the third of our “dog” charity wines. This vintage we are donating proceeds to K9 Medical Detection, an Otago charity that raises and trains dogs for the early detection of cancer.
Zeffer, the Spanador was trained from 10 weeks old by my husband, Callum, to be an NZ LandSAR Avalanche Search Dog; gaining skills that could save human lives. The puppy also arrived with a gift for singing Opera which has provided endless entertainment. He is now 11 years old and enjoying his retirement role as a winery dog after 10 years of NZ LandSAR service.
Now a bit about the wine - this is the first 100% whole cluster fermentation Pinot Noir we have ever bottled and it is a highly structured wine, celebrating the life of a “big” dog. The perfume from the stems included in the fermentation is exquisite and the tannins are voluminous yet fine and give endless opportunities for the wine to evolve in the glass, or in the bottle. A decanter is beneficial for the first few years. This special wine holds promise to live a couple of decades or more - I only wish a Labrador could live as long as this wine will.
The early detection of cancer can help prolong the lives of humans and your purchase of this wine could help K9 Medical Detection do exactly that. This project is extremely dear to me as it allows us to try new and different things in the winery and we also get to give back to the community, which is really special."
“This special cuvee of 100% whole bunch fermentation Bendigo Pinot Noir was crafted to celebrate the life of our Spanador, Zeffer, a highly trained NZ LandSAR Avalanche Search Dog. Your purchase gives other dogs a chance to help humans, with proceeds going to K9MD: an Otago charity that trains dogs for the early detection of cancer. “Zeffer” Pinot Noir is an intensely fragrant and highly structured wine that opens up beautifully in the glass. An exceptional wine to enjoy with a special meal and great company over the next 20+ years. Hiding some in the cellar is highly recommended!” Jen Parr
Open this bottle 2-3 hours before and serve at room temperature. This is a young wine, so it needs to breathe.
This is a wine destined to invoke happy memories - enjoy in good company today, tomorrow and for 10+ year.
Entrée: Asparagus wrapped in bacon
Main: Filet Mignon
Dessert: Semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar or Gouda
Spotify: Dogs Classic Classical Mix
Netflix: Red Dog
- Pinot Noir
- Central Otago
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- Time in Barrel:
- 11.5 months
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