Misha’s Vineyard 2018 ‘Soloist’ Rosé, ‘Dress Circle’ Pinot Gris and ‘Cadenza’ LH Gewurztraminer


Every year brings on a new growing season and its challenges. For 2018 in Bendigo for Misha’s Vineyard, it was one of the hottest resulting in a very compressed season. Early in the season, there were searing temperatures and record low rainfall. Then winds and heavy rain in mid-February. It was a year to manage canopy growth and keep on top of diseases. Misha Wilkinson reports the result of a very healthy vineyard, and lower than normal crops giving very good concentration. Winemaker Oliver Masters had to adapt his winemaking to suit each style; for rosé this meant less skin contact to avoid excess colour and tannin, for Pinot Gris, close monitoring of the phenolics, and gently handling the botrytised fruit in the late harvest wine. It’s what Olly does each year, so successfully that the diverse styles turn out very well. Here, I review the 2018 ‘The Soloist’ Pinot Rosé, ‘Dress Circle’ Pinot Gris and ‘The Cadenza’ Late Harvest Gewurztraminer. www.mishasvineyard.com


  • Misha’s Vineyard ‘The Soloist’ Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2018
  • Misha’s Vineyard ‘Dress Circle’ Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018
  • Misha’s Vineyard ‘The Cadenza’ Central Otago Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 2018

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