Postage Stamp 2017 ‘Genevievre’ Rosé and 2016 ‘View East’ Syrah

19-Sep-2017
Last year, Auckland entrepreneur Andrew Barnes purchased the ‘View East’ Waiheke Island vineyard of the late Darren Day and his wife Brigit to form Postage Stamp Wines. The vineyard on Cowes Road measures 1.5 ha and is planted wholly to Syrah. The 2016 Rosé was the first wine made under the new ownership. Andrew has added Marsanne and Roussanne, to his portfolio, planted in the ‘Maara Waina’ vineyard, and these will bear in 2018. He has also taken over a small Chardonnay vineyard, named ‘Arae’, so the Postage Stamp brand will have some breadth in coming releases. The vineyards are tended by Matthew Stone, who is viticulturist and general manager of Postage Stamp Wines. The winemaker is Mike Wood, of Obsidian. Here, I review the new 2017 ‘Genevieve’ Rosé and 2016 ‘View East’ Syrah. www.postagestampwines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Postage Stamp ‘Genevieve’ ‘View East Vineyard’ Waiheke Island Rosé 2017
  • Postage Stamp ‘View East’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2016

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