Petane Station 2017 Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Chardonnay, and 2015 Merlot

26-Mar-2018

Philip and Sarah Barber established Petane Station to produce premium single vineyard wines in Hawke’s Bay, releasing their first wines in 2011. Purchasing established Eskdale vineyards, they have extended the plantings so that there are 8 ha of vines over 5 blocks. Pinot Gris is the variety most planted along with smaller amounts of Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Chardonnay. To make red wines, the Barbers source fruit from other districts. The Barbers tend to the viticulture, and have had Ant Mackenzie as their consultant winemaker using the Askerne facilities for vinification, and the Unison winery for bottling. Hayden Penny will be assuming the main winemaking role from the 2018 vintage. To date the wines have been received very positively, with a number of top awards. It’d a trend I see increasing. Here, I review the new 2017 Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Chardonnay, and the 2015 Merlot. www.petanestation.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Petane Station Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017
  • Petane Station Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Gewurztraminer 2017
  • Petane Station Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2017
  • Petane Station Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
  • Petane Station Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015

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