Auntsfield 2016 ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

02-Mar-2018

The Cowley family have continued on their vineyard on Paynters Road in the Southern Valleys the winemaking heritage of David Herd who founded ‘Auntsfield’, Marlborough’s first vineyard there in 1873. The Cowleys have restored the original cellar and included initiatives to honour the pioneering work of Herd. Nowadays, the Cowleys have 65 ha of vineyard in 50 different plots, planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vines are tended by general manager and viticulturist Ben Cowley, and the wines are made by Luc Cowley. Three distinct ranges are made: the ‘Single Vineyard’ wines, representative of the whole site, the ‘Single Block’ wines, expressive of specific blocks, and the flagship ‘Heritage’ Pinot Noir which includes a tiny (homeopathic) amount of some surviving 1905 wine made by David Herd. Here, I review the 2016 ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. www.auntsfield.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Auntsfield ‘Single Vineyard’ Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2016
  • Auntsfield ‘Single Vineyard’ Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

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