Framingham, who I’ve reviewed before here, are one of New Zealand’s most underrated producers, I reckon. All their wines are good, but it’s Riesling for which they are best known. This is their top Riesling, and it’s pretty serious. It’s the oldest vines on the estate (this is Marlborough, so they’ll be 30 years old [...]
This is good. It’s a serious Sauvignon Blanc from Greywacke (pronounced ‘grey-wacky’), which is the label of Kevin Judd, ex-Cloudy Bay.
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marlborough, New Zealand
13.5% alcohol. From the Wairau and Southern Valleys, this has a lively mineral and grapefruit nose. It’s quite exotic, with freshness and a bit of fruit sweetness. The palate [...]
Yesterday was great. Spent it with Wine Marlborough. First, a superb tasting of a range of very interesting Marlborough wines, including some superb Pinot Noir and a really fantastic Syrah.
Then, we had a tour round the region, taking in different subregions. Beautiful clear skies. Striking scenery. Lots and lots of new plantings, especially in the [...]
Another good NZ Pinot Noir. It’s Jackson Estate’s Gum Emperor, from Marlborough. While this isn’t New Zealand’s top Pinot Noir region, the best examples are brilliant, and this is one of the good ones.
Jackson Estate Gum Emperor Pinot Noir 2007 Marlborough, New Zealand
Sweet, pure, ripe nose of aromatic dark cherry fruit with some lushness. The [...]
Biodynamic Marlborough (NZ) producer Seresin is making some pretty serious wine these days, and with this thrilling line-up of Pinot Noirs from the 2007 vintage, they’ve demonstrated that the Marlborough region deserves to be taken more seriously for this variety. It seems that in the right hands, Marlborough Pinot Noir can stand alongside top Pinots [...]
Until recently a peculiar piece of legislation prevented New Zealand from exporting their sweet wines to the EU. Fortunately, this has changed, and now we can get to know the exciting sweet wines of Kiwiland. Here’s one from Marlborough producer Riverby Estate, which hits the mark very nicely. It’s a botrytised Riesling.
Riverby Estate Noble Riesling [...]
Popped into Asda today and scanned their wine range. Surprised to see this wine at £4. It’s a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Southbank Estate. From the back label: ‘Marlborough, sitting at the north-eastern point of the South Island, is New Zealand’s home of vivid Sauvignon Blanc, our world-renowned white wine.’
Now this Southbank isn’t one of [...]