Hawkshead 2018 Rosé and Riesling, and 2015 ‘First Vines’ Pinot Noir

29-Oct-2018

Hawkshead is the Gibbston-based boutique Central Otago Pinot Noir focussed venture of Denis Marshall and Ulrike Kurenbach. They tend their vineyard planted to clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667 and Abel, established over 2001 and 2002. This was further supplemented with Pinot Gris plantings in 2006. Hawkshead also contracts Riesling fruit and Pinot Noir to make a rosé and table-red Pinot Noir to extend the range. Dean Shaw of the Central Otago Wine Co. is the primary winemaker, and the label has enjoyed critical acclaim over the years. Here, I review the 2018 rosé and Riesling, plus the 2015 ‘First Vines’ Pinot Noir from the estate’s oldest vines. www.hawksheadwine.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Hawkshead Central Otago Rosé 2018
  • Hawkshead Central Otago Riesling 2018
  • Hawkshead ‘First Vines’ Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

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