Porters 2013 Pinot Gris and 2012 Pinot Noir

06-Dec-2013
Now officially over 20 years old, Porters Pinot remains one of the smaller commercial wine operations in Martinborough. John and Annabel Porter and their son Hugo are thoroughly immersed in making very high quality wine from their two vineyards, and as a result have a dedicated following. The 4 ha ‘Old Block’ vineyard, opposite PallisEr Estate is mixed clone, ungrafted Pinot Noir planted in 1992 with 5-6% Pinot Gris. The 2.4 ha ‘House Block’ is an old Lintz vineyard, acquired in 2009 and is just along the road, closer to the village, next to their house, and is comprised Abel and French clone Pinot Noir close-planted and grafted. The wines are made in what could be the district’s tiniest winery in terms of floor area, behind the house. The average annual production is in the region of 750 dozen, and the styles are distinctive if not different to the norm, the Pinot Noir being decidedly more elegant than others in Martinborough. Here, I review the latest releases, the 2013 Pinot Gris and 2012 Pinot Noir. www.porterspinot.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Porters Martinborough Pinot Gris 2013
  • Porters Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

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