Georges Road 2017 Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Pinot Noir

23-Feb-2018

Georges Road is the wine venture of Kirk Bray and his wife Alison who have an 8 ha vineyard on Mount Brown Road, off Georges Road in Waipara, North Canterbury. The vineyard was planted in 2004 and yields Riesling, Pinot Gris and Syrah. Pinot Noir is obtained from the nearby ‘Williams’ vineyard, next to Black Estate. From the first releases, it was evident that high quality was the aim, and the wines are highly regarded by Kirk’s peers and the market. I’ve certainly enjoyed the elegance and finesse of the aromatic white wines, and the style and interest of the reds. Originally making his wines at one of his consultant wineries, the Brays built a winery and cellar door on site in 2015. Last year, Kirk decided to take out half of his Riesling with the intention of replacing it with Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. These will broaden the Georges Road portfolio and will no doubt be of great interest. Here, I review the 2017 Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Pinot Noir. www.georgesroadwines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Georges Road ‘Les Terrasses’ Waipara Rosé 2017
  • Georges Road ‘’Selection’ Waipara Pinot Gris 2017
  • Georges Road ‘Williams Hill’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016

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