Luna Estate 2018 Rosé, Pinot Gris and Riesling, and 2017 Eclipse Chardonnay


Luna Estate is the former Murdoch James Estate, undergoing revitalisation under the ownership of Wellington businessman and wine lover Charlie Zheng. Purchasing Murdoch James in 2011 then Alana Estate in 2014, the vineyards are undergoing a programme of replanting which will see Pinot Noir become the predominant variety in a 44 ha estate of vines. Joel Watson, with the company since February 2015 is the winemaker and fully involved in the changes. I met him and tasted his new wines about a year ago (click here to see my reviews), and was impressed with the serious approach and quality of the wines. Here, I review a new selection, from 2018 the Pinot Meunier Rosé, Pinot Gris and Riesling, and 2017 ‘Eclipse’ Chardonnay from the Martinborough Terrace vineyard. www.lunaestate.co.nz


  • Luna Martinborough Pinot Meunier Rosé 2018
  • Luna Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018
  • Luna Martinborough Riesling 2018
  • Luna ‘Eclipse’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2017

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