Valli 'Zeffer' Bendigo Pinot Noir 2021

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"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."

Jen Parr

 

 

Tasting Notes


“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

Service


Open this bottle 2-3 hours before and serve at room temperature. This is a young wine, so it needs to breathe.

Cellaring


This is a wine destined to invoke happy memories - enjoy in good company today, tomorrow and for 10+ year.

Pairings


Food

Entrée: Asparagus wrapped in bacon

Main: Filet Mignon

Dessert: Semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar or Gouda

Spotify: Dogs Classic Classical Mix

Netflix: Red Dog


Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2021
Region:
Central Otago
Sub Region:
Bendigo
Alcohol:
14%
Time in Barrel:
11.5 months
New Oak:
28%
Whole Bunch:
100%
Crafted By:
Jen Parr & Grant Taylor
Farming:
Sustainable

Shipping

Please find shipping information below for New Zealand and the rest of the world. 

New Zealand

FREE shipping for orders of 6 bottles or more.  Orders of 5 bottles or less will be charged $9.50 shipping cost.  

North Island

  • Please allow 5 to 8 working days for delivery.

South Island

  • Please allow 3 to 5 working days for delivery.

Australia

  • NZ$115 for 1 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$230 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$300 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$400 for 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$500 for 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$600 for 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Please allow 3 to 5 weeks for delivery.

USA

  • NZ$228 for 1 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$465 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$639 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$852 for 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$1,065 for 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$1,278 for 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Please allow 4 to 8 weeks for delivery.
  • Excluding Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, South Dakaota and Utah.
  • Add $95 per case for Alaska and Hawaii.

UK

  • NZ$180 for 1 to 6 bottles
  • NZ$199 for 7 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$299 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$399 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$499 for 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$599 for 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$699 for 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Please allow 8 to 12 weeks for delivery.
  • Same rates for Scotland.
  • Add $50 per case for Ireland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Outer Islands.

Europe

  • Not available at the moment
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz

Hong Kong

  • NZ$69 for 1 to 6 bottles
  • NZ$99 for 7 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$149 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$199 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$249 per 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$299 per 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$349 per 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Please allow 4 to 8 weeks for delivery.
  • No taxes at arrival

Singapore

  • NZ$199 for 1 to 6 bottles
  • NZ$249 for 7 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$379 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$499 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$629 per 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$749 per 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$879 per 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Please allow 3 to 5 weeks for delivery.
  • No taxes at arrival

China

  • Not available at the moment
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz

Japan

  • NZ$199 for 1 to 6 bottles
  • NZ$249 for 7 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$399 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$529 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$659 for 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$789 for 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$919 for 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Pre-order at the moment, no shipment in May 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation.

South Korea

  • NZ$399 for 1 to 6 bottles
  • NZ$449 for 7 to 15 bottles
  • NZ$679 for 16 to 30 bottles
  • NZ$909 for 31 to 45 bottles
  • NZ$1,139 for 46 to 60 bottles
  • NZ$1,369 for 61 to 75 bottles
  • NZ$1,599 for 76 to 90 bottles
  • For more, please send an email to wine@kinross.nz
  • Pre-order at the moment, no shipment in May 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation.

Terms and Conditions

No refund will be made once we have dispatched the wine to you. We do not refund if the wine is faulty after opening. If your order has been packed incorrectly or is not what you paid for please let us know within 7 days of delivery so we can repack and send you the correct wine.

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