Omaka Springs 2016 ‘Falveys’ Chardonnay

08-May-2017
Established in 1992, Omaka Springs is the Marlborough wine growing venture of Geoff and Robina Jensen who grew olive trees in Nelson beforehand. They have continued to grow olives in Marlborough. The Jensens have over 60 ha of vines in two sites, the home ‘Kennedys Road’ vineyard and the ‘Falveys Road’ site, growing Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Pinot Gris and Gruner Veltliner in the former, and Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah in the latter. The ’Falveys’ vineyard is also their rootstock nursery. The viticulture and winemaking is in experienced hands, with Richard Shepherd tending to the vineyards since 1994, and Ian Marchant as winemaker since 1986. Robust and traditional Marlborough wines are consistently made. Here I review the 2016 ‘Falveys Vineyard’ Chardonnay. www.omaka.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Omaka Springs ‘Falveys Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

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