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28 September,2018

The Bishell family represent the modern face of New Zealand farming where success can come from diversification. The Bishells established themselves in Middle Renwick Road in Marlborough as sheep farmers and crop-growers from the arrival of David Bishell from Caythorpe in Lincolnshire in 1876. Now in the fifth generation, over half of their land is devoted to grapes, with most of the 110 ha planted to Sauvignon Blanc. Having proven themselves as contract growers, the Bishells embarked on their own label ‘Caythorpe’ (as you do), bottling a portion of their best fruit with the contacted winemaking of Jeremy McKenzie at Isabel Estate. The first wine was a Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 vintage. The Caythorpe range has grown to include a Riesling and Pinot Noir. Here, I review the new release 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Pinot Noir. www.caythorpe.nz

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Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

18-/20

Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is elegantly proportioned with fresh and intense, finely concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit and tropical fruit with fresh herbs and white florals, unfolding hints of minerals from the core. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a fresh, softly concentrated and elegantly packed heart of pungent passionfruit, tropical fruits, subtle notes of fresh herbs with white floral nuances. The palate is soft-textured and smooth flowing, with gentle, lacy acidity providing background energy and cut. This has good linearity and the wine carries to an elegant, soft, but lingering finish. This is an elegantly presented Sauvignon Blanc with gently concentrated flavours of passionfruit and tropical fruit on a smooth-flowing palate with good energy and cut. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 2.4 g/L RS. 18.0-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $19.95

Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

Caythorpe Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

17/20

Even, purple hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly proportioned with fresh, firm aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit forming a tight, finely concentrated core entwined with subtle notes of dark herbs and a suggestion of earth, unfolding some red liquorice and red floral notes. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are elegant in presentation with vibrant flavours of red cherry fruit entwined with red florals and a subtle layer of fresh and dark herbs. The flavours form a slender, but concentrated heart, and the fruit is supported by light, grainy tannins with fresh acidity enlivening the mouthfeel. The wine is bright and energetic and carries to a fresh finish. This is an elegant, slender, refreshing Pinot Noir with red cherry fruit along with florals and herbs on a palate with some grip and brisk acidity. Serve with salmon and tuna, and with antipasto over the next 3 years. Clone 115 fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skis and aged 11 months in 25% new French oak. 17.0/20 Sep 2018 RRP $24.95

Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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