Lamont Central Otago 2017 Pinot Gris, 2016 Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

13-Jul-2018

Craig and Angela Gasson’s Central Otago ‘Lamont Wines’ brand has grown significantly since they took it over from the McLaughlin family who based the wines on their Bendigo site planted in 1999. Craig was there at the start, working to establish the vineyard. Following a viticultural and winemaking sojourn overseas, Craig returned to take the opportunity of controlling the ‘Lamont’ brand which he and his wife now own. Craig and Angela have introduced Chardonnay to add to their Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir, and now source from their new ‘Chinamans’ site as well as the ‘Home’ block at the start of Loop Road. New are the ‘North Face’ and ‘Zola’ vineyards, planted in 2017, and yet to bear fruit. Almost all of the Lamont fruit sources are in Bendigo, and that from the ‘Home’ block is certified BioGro organic. In addition to the premium wines, there is a more accessible ‘Therapy’ range. Craig personally tends to the viticulture and is fully involved in the winemaking, which is carried out at the Peregrine facility. The ‘Lamont’ brand is poised for further growth. Here I review the new release 2017 Pinot Gris, and 2016 Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. www.lamontwines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Lamont Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017
  • Lamont Bendigo Central Otago Riesling 2016
  • Lamont Central Otago Chardonnay 2016
  • Lamont Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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