Johner Estate 2016 Sur Lie Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay

29-May-2017
Although Johner Estate is regarded as a Pinot Noir-focussed producer, there are 12 varieties comprising the 15 ha planted at the Gladstone vineyard at the end of Dakins Road.  Supplementing estate fruit with contracted grapes Karl Johner and winemaker Raphael Burki make a near mind-boggling array of wines, all with confidence.  Hand-picking all the fruit employed, their lees and wood-influenced wines show a light touch with winemaker inputs and follow their path of making wines to accompany food.  Here, I review the new release 2016 ‘Sur Lie’ Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.  www.johner-estate.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Johner Estate Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sur Lie’ 2016
  • Johner Estate Wairarapa Chardonnay 2016

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