Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Le Champ and 2017 Chardonnay, and 2016 ‘HOG’ St Laurent and Tempranillo, and 2016 ‘The Prospect’ Chardonnay

04-Jan-2018

Steve Voysey is a Gisborne winemaker who likes to get down to the fine detail to ensure that Voysey family Spade Oak wines are subtly complex, but balanced to show the style and characteristics he thinks are ideal for drinking. A lot of thought into consistent and sustained vineyard sources to complement the Voysey’s home site is just as important as the vinification techniques and blending that Steve is renowned for. His approach with two 2016 ‘ has earned him a multitude of accolades for the wines he has made in the past, and this continues with Spade Oak. Here, I review two new ‘Voysey’ range releases, along with two 2016 ‘Heart of Gold’ reds, plus the new 2016 ‘The Prospect’ Chardonnay made in conjunction with Indevin, where Steve consults. Steve notes that 2016 is a better vintage than 2017, but reckons the Gisborne region fared well in the latter year due to a very good start resulting in good ripeness. www.spadeoak.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ ‘Le Champ NV
  • Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2017
  • Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ Gisborne St Laurent 2016
  • Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ Gisborne Tempranillo 2016
  • The Prospect Ormond Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

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