Babich ‘Family Estate’ 2017 White and 2016 Pinot Noir Releases

04-Apr-2018

Arguably the most interesting of the Babich wines come under the ‘Family Estates’ tier. These are wines which come from specific company vineyards that show a distinctive character that reflects the site. An interpretation is that these wines demonstrate terroir. The ‘Family Estate’ wines to date have come from the ‘Headwaters’ Wairau Valley, ‘Cowslip Valley’ Waihopi Valley, ‘Tetley Brook’, Awatere and ‘Wakefield Downs’ Awatere vineyards in Marlborough, and the ‘Fernhill’ and ‘Gimblett Gravels’ vineyards in Hawke’s Bay. Babich own a number of other single vineyards which may I suspect may appear in the ’Family Estates’ range at some time in the future. For 2018, Babich have launched their wines with reworked labelling. This is most obvious with the ‘Family Estates’ and ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ wines. There is a much tighter commonality between all the Babich ranges now. Here, I review a selection of new ‘Family Estate’ wines, 2017 vintage for the whites, and 2016 for a Pinot Noir. www.babichwines.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Cowslip Valley’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
  • Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Albarino 2017
  • Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2017
  • Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

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