Babich ‘Family Estates’ Marlborough 2015 Whites and 2014 Pinot Noir

24-Dec-2015
Of all the Babich tiers, the ‘Family Estates’ wines could be considered the most interesting and innovative. The Babich team take great care in ensuring these wines show the individual vineyard characters from where they are sourced. The vineyards are, of course, ‘family owned’. The newer and innovative varieties are trialled in this range, which gives further strength to the special expression of ‘Family Estate’. The Hawke’s Bay vineyards that can contribute to the range are the ‘Fernhill’ and the ‘Gimblett Gravels’ sites of ‘State Highway 50’ and ‘Irongate’ and the relatively new acquisition the ‘St John’ vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle. In Marlborough, there are the ‘Tetley Brook’ and ‘Wakefield Downs’ vineyards in the Awatere, the ‘Echelon’ and ‘Cowslip Valley’ sites in the Waihopi Valley, and the ‘Headwaters’ vineyard in the Wairau Valley which is now around 60 ha in size and certified BioGro organic. Here, I review a selection of 2015 white and the 2014 Pinot Noir from the Marlborough ‘Family Estates’ vineyards. www.babichwines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Babich Family Estates ‘Individual Vineyard – Wakefield Downs’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Babich Family Estates ‘Individual Vineyard – Cowslip Valley’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Babich Family Estates ‘Individual Vineyard – Headwaters Organic’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Babich Family Estates ‘Individual Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Albarino 2015
  • Babich Family Estates ‘Individual Vineyard – Headwaters Organic’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

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