Johanneshof 2013 Aromatics and 2008 Blanc de Blancs

23-May-2014
While Edel Everling and Warwick Foley of Johanneshof Cellars in Marlborough grow Pinot Noir on site at their Koromiko property, they have sourced the fruit for their other wines from growers in various parts of the Wairau Valley with whom they have had long-standing relationships. Clearly the fruit from the vineyards and the winemaking interpretation of the grapes works extremely well, as the Johanneshof wines, particularly those from the aromatic varieties have proven to be very successful. The Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer wines have all won major awards in judgings and competitions and a European style can often be seen in them. Over the years, Johanneshof have been steadily refining their sparkling wines, investing in the specialised equipment to vinify them, and giving them plenty of time on lees to develop greater complexity. It appears the Methode Traditionnelle wines will be regarded as a style that Johanneshof is also achieving excellence with. Here, I review the new 2013 aromatic releases along with the 2008 Methode Blanc de Blancs. www.johanneshof.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Johanneshof Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008
  • Johanneshof Marlborough Riesling Medium-Dry 2013
  • Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013
  • Johanneshof Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013

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