Johanneshof ‘Maybern’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

24-Nov-2015
The German background and training of Edel Everling and Warwick Foley at Johanneshof not only has an influence on the outstanding aromatic white wines made at their Koromiko winery, but also on the Pinot Noir made from the adjacent vineyard. Named ‘Maybern’ after Warwick’s parents May and Bernard, it measures only 0.7 ha, and is a close-planted, north-west facing hillside, 30° sloping vineyard on high iron content sandstone Keneperu soils, similar to what is in parts of Germany. The vineyard is unirrigated, and though originally planted in 1977 as Marlborough’s first hillside site, the vineyard now has predominantly grafted clone 115 and Abel clone fruit, the vines 10 y.o. for the 2014 vintage. Here, I review the new release 2014 Pinot Noir from this unique site. www.johanneshof.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Johanneshof ‘Maybern Single Vineyard Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

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