Map Maker Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, and Staete Landt Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

12-Oct-2016
Staete Landt is the wine venture of Ruud Maasdam and Dorien Vermaas who have 21 hectares of vineyard in the Rapaura district of Marlborough on land purchased in 1997. The vineyard was planted with each variety match to delimited areas based on the soil profile with the aim of best expressing the grape variety as well as the special characters of each parcel. With top quality fruit the goal across the whole vineyard, the ‘Map Maker’ and ‘Staete Landt’ labels are made by Ruud to show different styles, the former being fruitier and more ‘New World’, and the latter more complex and textured, inspired by the ‘Old World’. Here, I review two new ‘Map Maker’ releases, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 2015 Pinot Noir, and two new Staete Landt’ releases, the 2014 ‘Josephine’ Chardonnay and 2015 ‘State of Grace’ Pinot Noir. www.staetelandt.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Map Maker Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Map Maker Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Staete Landt ‘Josephine’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2014
  • Staete Landt ‘State of Grace’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

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