Two Rivers 2017 Brookby Hill Pinot Gris and Juliet Riesling

04-Dec-2017

Dave Clouston has rapidly grown his ‘Two Rivers’ and ‘Black Cottage’ Marlborough brands over the past few years, but the growth has taken a significant step up with the acquisition of a 9.3 ha block with 6.0 ha of established vines in the Omaka Valley in December 2015. The vineyard was close-planted in 2000 with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Syrah and Viognier. Named ‘Brookby Hill’, this is the base for Dave Clouston’s operation. The vineyard has become an important supply of high quality fruit, and the wines from it are beginning to show distinctive personalities as Dave becomes more intimate with the traits of the vineyard and the vines. Here, I review the 2017 releases of ‘Brookby Hill’ Pinot Gris and ‘Juliet’ Riesling, made from ‘Brookby Hill’ fruit. Dave describes the 2017 growing season as "incredibly challenging” but is very pleased with his wines, the Pinot Gris fruit "surprisingly our cleanest fruit out of the entire vintage”. www.tworivers.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Two Rivers ‘Brookby Hill’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
  • Two Rivers ‘Juliet’ Marlborough Riesling 2017

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