Georges Road 2018 ‘Les Terrasses’ Rosé and 2016 ‘Cuvee 43’ Syrah


Kirk Bray of Georges Road Wines in Waipara has championed Syrah as a variety suited to the region. His 8 ha vineyard on Mount Brown Road, off Georges Road has 2 ha of Syrah in addition to Riesling and Pinot Gris. Kirk intends to have Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay there, and contracts Pinot Noir from the nearby ‘Williams’ vineyard, giving him a broad mix. The Syrah has performed very pleasingly over the years, and Kirk has made a rosé from the variety. Here, I review the new release 2018 ‘Les Terrasses’ Rosé, and a limited release barrel selection ‘Cuvee 43’ Syrah from the excellent 2016 vintage. It is named for Kirk’s 43° latitude maker in his vineyard, a replica in style of the famous 51° marker at Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau. www.georgesroadwines.co.nz


  • Georges Road ‘Les Terrasses’ Waipara Rosé 2018
  • Georges Road ‘Cuvee 43’ Waipara Syrah 2016

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