Alexander 2016 Martinborough Pinot Noir and Merlot

Michael Finucane and Roz Walker have been making Martinborough wine under the ‘Alexander’ brand for over 15 years from their 5 ha vineyard on Hinakura Road. They are an enthusiastic couple with a sense of style who wish to make first-class Pinot Noir and Merlot. There are 15,000 close-planted Pinot Noir vines and approx.750 Merlot vines. Chardonnay has just been added to the mix. I believe the quality of the Alexander wines took a significant step up with the commissioning of their new winery and cellar door on-site in time for the 2014 vintage. I’ve rated the Pinot Noirs particularly well, including the second label ‘Dusty Road’ (click here to see my review of the 2016). Michael and Roz have begun experimenting with greater inputs of indigenous yeast fermentation, whole bunches and new oak. The 2016 vintage is seen by Michael and Roz as one of the best they’ve experienced in Martinborough, and they see this is reflected in the wines. Here I review the 2016 Alexander Pinot Noir and Merlot. For availability, contact Michael Finucane on Tel: 06 306-8171 or Email: [email protected]


  • Alexander Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016
  • Alexander Martinborough Merlot 2016

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