Lone Goat Vineyard Canterbury Wine Range

15-Feb-2016
Lone Goat Vineyard is the wine venture of Matt King and Marion Seyb who in 2007 took over the original Giesen vineyard established over 30 years ago on Burnham School Road, outside of Christchurch. Matt has over 20 years wine industry experience including a role as assistant winemaker at Giesen, and the first wine made under the Lone Goat label, the ‘Botrytis Selection’ 2007 won a trophy at the NZIWS 2008. The vineyard and brand was named after Ella the original goat on site, now succeeded by Zoe.

The vineyard is 13.6 ha, planted to 4.5 ha of Chardonnay, 3.4 ha Pinot Noir, 2.67 ha Riesling, 1.6 ha Muller-Thurgau, 1.2 ha of Ehrenfelser and 0.26 ha of Pinot Gris. The vines are mainly ungrafted, and Matt and Marion have Robert Lindsey as their viticultural consultant. Fruit is sourced from Marlborough and other sites in Canterbury to supplement the Burnham vineyard. Matt makes the wines on site, crushing around 50 tonnes on average annually, to produce approx. 5,500 cases every year. Here, I review a broad selection of the Lone Goat wines, including the first made, the Botrytis Selection 2007. They are varied in style, some with idiosyncratic interest. www.lonegoat.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Lone Goat Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Lone Goat Canterbury Ehrenfelser 2012
  • Lone Goat Canterbury Pinot Gris 2013
  • Lone Goat ‘Winemaker’s Collection’ Canterbury Pinot Gris 2012
  • Lone Goat Canterbury Riesling 2013
  • Lone Goat ‘Winemaker’s Collection’ Canterbury Riesling 2009
  • Lone Goat Canterbury Unoaked Chardonnay 2010
  • Lone Goat ‘Burnham School Road’ Canterbury Chardonnay 2012
  • Lone Goat ‘Block 9’ Canterbury Pinot Noir 2010
  • Lone Goat Omaka Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009
  • Lone Goat Canterbury Late Harvest Riesling 2007
  • Lone Goat Canterbury Botrytis Selection 2007

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