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  • Week 44 – Independent Wine Monthly
    have no idea where this is top of the South Island ish Patrick Materman Jo and I tasted our way through flights of NZ Sauvignon Blanc any vintage any region and sparkling wines ditto I really enjoy Jo s method of tasting two days meant we had plenty of time to look at each wine carefully and she encouraged discussion and debate to make sure we had given every wine due consideration A criticism levelled at wine judging is that the speed of tasting often means wines get overlooked or as a panellist you are but cannon fodder whilst the domineering panel leader makes all the decisions but no chance of that sort of shenanigans here Lincoln University provided the venue a team of stewards and willing very able associate judges I can t reveal the winning wines wait for the magazine but there are some cracking wines in both 5 star categories WineNZ Editor Jo Burzynska fellow judge Patrick Materman Associate judge Rebecca Jones I watched Johnny Swass s presentation at Savour NZ a few years ago he was great so I was looking forward to dinner at Harlequin House his new Christchurch restaurant I ordered cauliflower textures sherry

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  • posted by Jane – Page 2 – Independent Wine Monthly
    off to Wines from Martinborough WfM who stepped forward and hosted the inaugural Read More Leave a comment hawke s bay 2013 BusHHawke Vineyard Fiano Posted on 02 03 2014 09 03 2014 When a package arrived from Hawke s Bay I was surprised to unwrap a bottle of Fiano I wasn t aware there was any planted in NZ but remembered the words of advice given to me when I moved here everything s available you just have to know where to look Read More Leave a comment central otago Ellero Central Otago Posted on 06 09 2013 06 09 2013 Leaving the sanctuary of the warm Maude Wines tasting room we made the short drive down State Highway 6 to meet John Montero owner of Ellero Wines Read More Leave a comment central otago Artisan Winegrowers of Central Otago Posted on 08 08 2013 08 08 2013 This week Emma and I spent a few days in Central Otago as guests of the AWCO group Artisan Winegrowers of Central Otago Read More Leave a comment central otago 2011 Doctors Flat Pinot Noir Posted on 04 05 2013 Steve Davies makes one of Central s loveliest pinots Never overblown

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  • IMG_8371 – Independent Wine Monthly
    wine commentary and reviews IMG 8371 Posted on 15 03 2016 Previous Next categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine opinion pinot gris pinot noir posted by Emma posted by Jane

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  • Ellero, Central Otago – Independent Wine Monthly
    six different clones of pinot noir In 2008 riesling was added and though there is gewurztraminer these grapes are sourced from another Bannockburn producer The vineyard is relatively isolated sitting like an island on the slope of the valley and is definitely subject to the wind John has chosen to honour these cooling winds in the Ellero label a stylised depiction of gusts and whilst we sat and chatted a definite cool breeze built in strength though the sun continued to shine John former microbiologist spent the last 30 years growing grapes and making wine in California but it was a move to Central that made him take the decision to establish his own label Although he still continues to sell fruit to other wineries he is enjoying the evolution of his own wines Ellero wines were impressive for their purity and lightness of touch 2012 Ellero Riesling Highly aromatic with fresh mandarin and tangerine on the nose Orange blossom too Chalky citrus fruit flavours carried by mouthwatering acidity and just a hint of sweetness 2012 Ellero Gewurztraminer A delicate perfumed style old bourbon rose and rosewater aromatics Ripe with good depth and concentration but subtle rather than blowsy Good

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  • central otago – Page 2 – Independent Wine Monthly
    gamay appreciation party Starting out in the UK wine trade in the mid 1980s my only exposure to gamay was on Beaujolais Nouveau Day when I had to get up at an ungodly hour to unload a van full of thin charmless red wine Read More Leave a comment central otago Folding Hill Pinot Noir 2010 Posted on 14 02 2013 14 02 2013 I always find it quite exciting to see a wine I ve never tried before cross my doorstep but tinged with this is some trepidation will it be any good The odds are not as encouraging as one would hope Read More Leave a comment central otago Too cool to drink cabernet Posted on 03 02 2013 03 02 2013 There is something very encouraging about the approach of Auburn Wines of Bannockburn The singular focus on riesling and desire to explore the variety through various sub regional bottlings underscores the growing maturation and confidence in our terroir Read More Leave a comment central otago Misha s Vineyard new releases Posted on 03 02 2013 04 02 2013 Having tasted Misha s Vineyard s inaugural release I was interested to see how their mission statement No

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  • Dry River : Autumn Release 2014 – Independent Wine Monthly
    have sometimes seemed too dry reddish tasting as though they had been extracted to release power at the expense of perfume and grace The 2012 vintage wasn t the easiest according to Wilco cool rainy and a tickle of botrytis but the 2012 Dry River Pinot Noir is a sterling effort Translucent ruby very perfumed with old rose violets ripe raspberry and poached plum Fruit definitely to the fore almost exotic with some cedar nutmeg oak providing support Liquorice and dried herbs peeking through Silky on the palate with just a smidge of finely grained tannins all softness and elegance A hint of grip on the finish suggests it will develop further in the short term but this is a wine to enjoy now and over the next 3 5 years A lovely perfumed wine by no means a blockbuster but very delicious reflecting the vintage perfectly 2013 Dry River Pinot Gris Ripe pear baked apple with just a hint of gingerbread Creamy silky and textural Medium dry carrying its residual sweetness well 2013 Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer Beautiful aromatics bourbon rose blossom and turkish delight A hint of satsuma peel too Luxuriously fruited in an opulent off dry style

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  • Wine Writers NZ on tour : Day 1 – Independent Wine Monthly
    I d have thought chenin as a component Lanolin and wet wool Mineral salts Dry 2011 Pinot Gris from 19 year old vines bone dry quite a tight style Grapefruit and bruised apple a delicate focussed wine 2012 Chenin Blanc I ve written off 31 year old vines A ripe style white nectarine red apple greengage Carries its 20g litre residual well Very fresh and bright 2013 Chenin Blanc ripe nose of fresh apricot and peach Seems to carry a little more sweetness 2010 Home Block Pinot Noir colour starting to show a little age Raspberry ripple strawberry and a touch of forest floor Dried herb and nutmeg Silky tannins beginning to drink well now Jo and Strat discussing something On to Cambridge Road to meet owner winemaker Lance Redgwell Sitting in pride of place in the tiny winery was Cambridge Road s ceramic egg newly arrived from Byron Bay and prompted by us Lance gave a rundown of what he thought the egg will contribute to his wines At one point I did have to pinch myself to make sure I wasn t dreaming but actually listening to a winemaker speak I remain to be convinced that wines need to be energised before bottling but having tasted the eggless wines 2014 vintage will be the first time the egg is used I had to begrudgingly admit that Lance has a deft hand on the tiller so perhaps I should reserve judgment Certainly the recent release wines had bags of personality and charm and I was especially taken by the co fermented whites in a world where single varietal wines dominate good to see someone experiment Martinborough Edelzwicker if you like 2013 Papillon Blanc co fermented gruner riesling sauvignon blanc pinot gris An intriguing wine 100 wild ferment Fresh soft green herbs basil and oregano Just a touch of phenolic grip Well done 2012 Papillon Blanc co fermented pinot gris riesling and pinot noir Amber the pinot noir adding quite a bit of colour Rose petal and white peach Dried herbs Textural and dry 2011 Dovetail a pinot noir syrah field blend Very aromatic black pepper rose petal with some fleshy opulence Refreshing acidity tannins quite subdued but a little grip on the finish Apparently it is a wine built for ageing but I liked it now the slightly grippy dark cherry character giving a nod to Italy 2011 Syrah 2 viognier added as skins to 50 of the ferment Bacon fat pepper and dark plum Chewy tannins balance the blueberry damson fruit Great length Lance fondling the ceramic egg Finally to Palliser Estate Allan Johnson has been winemaker since 1991 so with 23 vintages under his belt should have a pretty good handle on Martinborough The wines we tasted were very good with the Pencarrow range offering great value But I couldn t help thinking the wines were just a little on the safe side 2008 Brut delicious plenty of autolysis with nougat and bran biscuit to the fore

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  • Martinborough Day Two : Tasting the 2011s – Independent Wine Monthly
    expected after nose fruit bright but chewy Good line of acid Not as densely fruited as expected so alcohol just sticks out a little 2011 Murdoch James Pinot Noir Pale ruby Intriguing aromatics faintly rustic and earthy but also a degree of perfume too Tightly wound on the palate not fruity but has delicacy of touch Good length 2011 Nga Waka Pinot Noir Deep ruby Lots of sweet cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose A big bold glossy aroma with richness and density Palate seems a little overwhelmed by the oak at this stage and there is a whoosh of warm alcohol on the finish A hearty style with good length 2011 Kusuda Pinot Noir Pale ruby Pretty lifted aromatics showing a good degree of florality A delicate perfumed style not particularly concentrated but with subtle well judged tannin 2011 Vynfields Pinot Noir Big bold colour Almost super ripe nose exotic plum star anise and new oak Big chewy tannins A dense robust style 2011 The Elder Pinot Noir Deep ruby Very perfumed strawberry raspberry yet with a degree of savoury bite Good density of fruit on the palate firm tannins big alcohol and a long sustained finish Impressive 2011 Big Sky Pinot Noir Mid ruby Very floral and aromatic with violets strawberry raspberry and a touch of cinnamon oak too A structured style ripe fruit offset by well judged tannins Less showy than some but with concentration and density Good length 2011 Cambridge Road Pinot Noir Deep colour Restrained on the nose but touches of plum sweet spice emerge Still very youthful Big robust style more structured and dense than perfumed and delicate Backbone of tannin Good length 2011 Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Mid ruby A glossy aroma with a definite note of new oak Yet some very pretty

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