Terrace Edge 2017 North Canterbury Albarino and Pinot Gris

12-Apr-2018

Terrace Edge is the vineyard and wine brand of the Chapman family who operate a winegrowing business from their 14 ha of BioGro certified organic vines planted in Georges Road in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. The vineyard was originally planted to Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. After Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris is the second-most planted variety at the vineyard, and the wine continues to grow in popularity. 1,800 Albarino vines were planted in 2013 as part of trialling new varieties, and it has proven to be an instant success. Pete Chapman meticulously tends to the viticulture and his work is fundamental to the quality of the wines. Both wines are made with indigenous yeast fermentation in barrel for greater levels of interest and texture by Gavin Tait at the nearby Muddy Water facility. Here, I review the 2017 Albarino and Pinot Gris, from a harvest marked by rainfall. Pete Chapman reports that both varieties made their way through the rain unscathed and were picked in pristine condition. www.terraceedge.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Terrace Edge North Canterbury Albarino 2017
  • Terrace Edge Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2017

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