Archangel 2015 Pinot Gris, 2013 Stefania and Halina Rieslings and Pinot Noir

21-Jun-2017
Mary and Ian Zurakowski established the Archangel Vineyard in 2003 at Queensberry, just north of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago. The 23 ha of vines are dedicated to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling. The vineyard was planted with the advice of Dr David Jordan and Gary Ford of Vinewise tends to the viticulture. The Zurakowskis have Pete Bartle as their contracted winemaker. The Archangel Vineyard is notes for the quality of its fruit, and the wines have performed well as wine shows. The Kurakowskis have an inspiring family history, both Mary and Ian being the children of Polish women who endured harsh conditions in World War 2, which included time in the Arkhngel’sk labour camp in Siberia. It is the determination of their mothers that make a significant part of the drive of the owners to make top quality wine. Mary and Ian’s son Zenek and his fiancée Chelsey are now involved in all aspects of the business Here, I review the 2015 Pinot Gris, 2013 ‘Stefania’ and ‘Halina’ Rieslings (named after the mothers), and the 2013 Pinot Noir. www.archangelwines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Archangel Central Otago Pinot Gris 2015
  • Archangel ‘Stefania’ Central Otago Riesling 2013
  • Archangel ‘Halina’ Central Otago Riesling 2013
  • Archangel Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

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