Pond Paddock 2017 Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé

27-Oct-2017
Daniele Alemagna resurrected the well-respected ‘Pond Paddock’ label when in 2013, he purchased the remaining 1.4 ha of the original Pond Paddock vineyard and house in Te Muna Road, Martinborough as part of his return to his winegrowing roots as when he was raised in Switzerland. He has 30 rows of Pinot Noir and has planted a further 0.8 ha of Chardonnay in clones 95 and 548. Daniele has produced strong Pinot Noir wines in 2014 and 2015, with Paul Mason as his contract winemaker. Daniele now has Simone Amorese as his winemaker, Simone from Italy, but resident in Martinborough for several vintages. Simone is based at Colombo Winegrowers, and also tends to the Te Muna viticulture. Late last year he released a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé to increase his portfolio, named ‘Zarathustra’ and ‘Zoée’ respectively, after his son and daughter. Here, I review the soon-to-be released 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. Both wines show a more slender style, showing the vintage, and attractive saline-mineral notes. www.pondpaddock.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Pond Paddock ‘Zarathustra’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Pond Paddock ‘Zoée’ Martinborough Rosé 2017

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