Big Sky 2016 Gruner and Sauvignon, and 2014 and 2013 Pinot Noirs

31-Oct-2016
Big Sky Wines is the Te Muna Road Martinborough wine venture of Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban who returned to New Zealand from France in 2005 to make world class, hand-crafted wines that express their origins. Katherine studied and worked in viticulture and winemaking in New Zealand and France, doing vintages in Bordeaux. Jeremy is a fourth generation winemaker, a scion of the famous Corban family. Katherine and Jeremy are part of the fabric of the Te Muna Road district, with well-known neighbours Craggy Range, The Escarpment Vineyard, Te Hera and Julicher Estate around them.

Katherine and Jeremy took over a site established by Ian Campbell, with 1.8 ha of Sauvignon Blanc and clone 10/5 Pinot Noir planted in 1989, and 4.2 ha of clone 115 Pinot Noir planted in 1999. They have revitalised the vineyard and personally tend the vineyard. The first crops were sold as contract fruit, but from 2013, their own label ‘Big Sky’ became the main focus, taking 80% of the yield, a reversal of the past. The range of wines made has the ‘Stellar’ sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc, a Gruner Veltliner made from fruit sourced from neighbours Craggy Range, a Pinot Noir rosé, an ‘estate’ Pinot Noir and a reserve-styled ‘Provenance’ Pinot Noir. www.bigskywines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Big Sky Te Muna Road Martinborough Gruner Veltliner 2016
  • Big Sky Te Muna Road Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Big Sky Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014
  • Big Sky ‘Provenance’ Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014
  • Big Sky Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013
  • Big Sky ‘Provenance’ Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

SUBSCRIBE
Latest wine reviews, news, events and more. 🍷
We respect your privacy.