Julicher 2015 Sauvignon and Chardonnay, 2014 Pinot and 2013 Dara Vineyard Pinot

30-Oct-2017
Julicher Estate, situated on Te Muna Road in Martinborough is one of the district’s most successful producers of Pinot Noir, having won numerous gold medals and trophies for their ‘Estate’ bottling as well as their second label ’99 Rows’. Julicher’s neighbours include Escarpment Vineyard, Big Sky, Craggy Range, Pond Paddock, Te Hera and Redbank, testifying to the provenance of the district. Julicher Estate was founded by Wim Julicher when he planted vines on his land in Te Muna Road in 1996, releasing his first wine from the 2002 vintage. Wim and his partner Sue Darling continue to be involved in every facet of the business. Their long standing winemaker Outi Jakovirta was with Julicher since 2005, and was superseded by her friend Jannine Rickards in 2016. The viticulturist is the very experienced Derek Mitchell. Besides the Pinot Noirs, Julicher Estate has a range of well-made and successful whites and a rosé. Here, I review the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2014 and a 2013 single vineyard Pinot Noir from the ‘Dara’ vineyard in nearby Todds Road. The vineyard was owned by friends of the Julichers, but was sold in 2015. www.julicher.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Julicher Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Julicher Martinborough Chardonnay 2015
  • Julicher Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014
  • Julicher ‘Dara Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

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