Spencer Hill 2017 Rosé and ‘Latitude 41’ 2016 Sauvignon, 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot

09-Aug-2017
Phil and Sheryl have a global outlook on wine with their Spencer Hill brand based on the fruit from the Upper Moutere, established in 1988, and their Pacifica wines from Colombia Gorge with Washington and Oregon wines established with the Evans vineyard in 2006. The Spencer Hill wines have been innovative and give a good indication of the Jones’ open minds and willingness to embrace practical, new techniques and technology. The Nelson wines come from 30 ha of Upper Moutere vineyards and 5 ha on the Coastal Ridge. The top of the range are the single vineyard ‘Spencer Hill’ wines. The ‘Latitude 41’ tier is made to a style and always offer interest. Matt Rutherford, with the company since 1990 has now become the managing director, and the chief winemaking role is now with Jules Randell who joined the business in 2011. Here, I review the 2017 Spencer Hill Pinot Noir Rosé and Latitude 41 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The ‘Latitude 41’ wines are sealed by ‘Zork’ closures. www.spencerhillwine.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Spencer Hill Estate ‘Spencer Hill’ Nelson Pinot Noir Rosé 2017
  • Spencer Hill Estate ‘Latitude 41’ Nelson Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2016
  • Spencer Hill Estate ‘Latitude 41’ Nelson Moutere Chardonnay 2015
  • Spencer Hill Estate ‘Latitude 41’ Nelson Small Batch Pinot Noir 2015

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