Black Cottage 2018 Rosé and Pinot Gris

07-Sep-2018

Dave Clouston is one of Marlborough’s star winemakers. He has grown his ‘Two Rivers’ brand on the intimate knowledge of the varieties and terroirs planted around the Wairau and Awatere Rivers which has been his stamping ground. The sophisticated Two Rivers wines are supported by the more accessible ‘Black Cottage’ bottlings. Late in December 2015, Dave purchased the well-established ‘Brookby Hill’ vineyard which has given him consistent access to quality fruit. And he just finished building a new winery, named ‘The Wine Studio’ in the Cloudy Bay Business Park, just in time for the 2018 vintage. At this stage, the crush capacity is 500 tonnes, but that is expected to reach 1,200 tonnes for the 2019 vintage. These steps have given Dave greater control and options with fruit and vinification. We can expect the quality of the wines to take another step up. Here, I review the new 2018 Black Cottage Rosé and Pinot Gris. www.blackcottagewines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Black Cottage Marlborough Rosé 2018
  • Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

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