Ohau Gravels and Woven Stone Wines from Kapiti

08-Apr-2013

The Kapiti Coast’s winegrowing venture of Ohau Wines continues to consolidate its market presence. Winning a trophy and gold medal for its inaugural Pinot Gris 2009 and silver for the Sauvignon Blanc 2009 was a clear message that the vignoble billed as having the soils of Marlborough and the climate of Nelson was one to take seriously. The vineyard plantings have grown considerably from the original 22 ha, on the eastern side of S.H.1 and now include 20 ha on the western side. The mix is approximately two-thirds Sauvignon Blanc, a quarter Pinot Gris, and the remainder Pinot Noir with a touch of the rare St Laurent variety from Austria, all under the care of experienced viticulturist Kate Gibbs. Winemaking is in the equally capable hands of Jane Cooper, of Matahiwi in Masterton. The vines are coming into balance with the soils and site, and as they do, increasingly finer wine with greater longevity will emerge. www.ohaugravels.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Woven Stone Ohau Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Woven Stone Ohau Pinot Gris 2012
  • Woven Stone Ohau Pinot Noir 2012
  • Ohau Gravels Ohau Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Ohau Gravels Ohau Pinot Gris 2011
  • Ohau Gravels ‘Single Vineyard’ Ohau Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Ohau Gravels ‘Single Vineyard’ Ohau Pinot Gris 2011

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