Whites and Rosé

Gewürztraminer 2018

92/100 from Bob Campbell who says "Concentrated gewürztraminer with strong varietal flavours of lychee, Turkish Delight, pot-pourri and cloves. Moderately sweet but not at all cloying, with a weighty texture and an impressively lengthy finish."

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Grüner Veltliner 2018

Strat's notes to come.

BOB CAMPBELL gives it 90/100

"Rich, flavoursome grüner veltliner with citrus, floral, green tea and quince flavours. An initial hint of sweetness is balanced by fine, peppery tannins that give a drying finish. An intriguing wine."

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Riesling 2018

Strat's notes to come.

BOB CAMPBELL gives it 94/100
"Crisp, bright riesling with a terrific sweet-and-sour tension and mouth-tingling finish. A high energy and very appealing wine that will be appreciated by lovers of Mosel kabinet riesling. Strong lime, citrus and floral flavours."

For notes from previous vintages contact kate@margrainvineyard.co.nz

 

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Sauvignon Blanc 2017

It has been my long held conviction that Sauvignon Blanc amongst all other varietals, most faithfully reflects the nuances of the season in which it was grown. The relationship between the “greener” flavoured compound methoxypyrazine and more “tropical” thiol group is now much better understood by scientists and winemakers alike but the levels present and the effect they have in any given wine are still largely determined by nature.

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Pinot Gris 2016

Thwarted again! Just when we had worked ourselves into a position where we were able to offer our dry and highly textured Pinot Gris with some desirable bottle age on it, an increased voracity for the style plus the effect of the small 2015 vintage have propelled us into having to release this wine after just 8 months in the bottle. Don’t worry though, all the constituents are there but we would strongly encourage you to tuck a couple of bottles of this wine away in the cellar for a year or two to allow it to truly flex its muscles.

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Chardonnay 2017

We may stand accused of shamelessly chasing the ever-moving goalposts of the Chardonnay style bandwagon. So be it. Our clean, lean fruit driven examples of many years have been superseded by somewhat more rounded wines which show a little more oak, a lot more MLF influence and when circumstances permit, spend more time in barrel. We are rather pleased with the results.

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