Domain Road Central Otago 2018, 2016 and 2015 Releases

04-Oct-2018

Originally from Dunedin but with long ties to Central Otago and the Bannockburn region in particular, Graeme and Gillian Crosbie established Domain Road Vineyard when they developed their 6.5 ha home vineyard on Domain Road in the upper Bannockburn Terraces over 2003 – 2005. They have expanded this with the purchase and planting of their 10 ha ‘Defiance’ vineyard on Felton Road in 2011. This has given the Crosbies considerable blending options as well as increased production. The two sites are tended by vineyard manager Fiona Johnman, and the wines are made by Pete Bartle at VinPro. The Domain Road wines comprise a rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, a dry and medium Riesling, plus the Pinot Noir and flagship ‘Paradise’ Pinot Noir, a single vineyard wine from the ‘Domain Road’ site, which is now joined by a new super-premium Pinot Noir, a single vineyard ‘Defiance’ bottling. The wines have proven to be very successful on the show circuit. Here, I review a selection of the new and current releases which range from 2018 to 2015 in vintage. www.domainroad.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
  • Domain Road ‘Defiance’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018
  • Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Domain Road ‘The Water Race’ Bannockburn Central Otago Dry Riesling 2016
  • Domain Road ‘Duffers Creek’ Bannockburn Central Otago Riesling 2016
  • Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
  • Domain Road ‘Defiance’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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