Paddy Borthwick 2017 Riesling and Pinot Gris

12-Dec-2017

Paddy Borthwick is one of the stalwarts of the Wairarapa winegrowing community. His experience has seen him making wine for over 35 years, and this has given him his quiet demeanour and strong, no-fuss work ethic. As part of the family Te Whanga farming business, the 27 ha Borthwick Vineyard, on Dakins Road, Gladstone, under Paddy’s guidance, puts out a strong range of wines, which are mainly sold overseas. There is, however a loyal domestic following. Here, I review the new release 2017 Riesling and Pinot Gris. Paddy feels that in challenging vintages especially, quality comes from "managing one’s own fruit and being able to make decisions knowing the vineyard’s capabilities”. www.borthwick.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Riesling 2017
  • Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2017

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