Wairau River 2018 Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc

07-Aug-2018

The team at Wairau River is one of the most experienced in Marlborough, especially when it comes to viticulture. Phil and Chris Rose established their vineyards in 1978, so four decades of grapegrowing have ceded immeasurable lessons in how to approach each growing season. This could be seen in the challenging 2017 vintage wines where rain events essentially dictated picking decisions for most growers. Those with intimate knowledge of their vineyards, ownership of those vineyards and their own winery, such as Wairau River, were able to do well, and this shows in the 2017 Wairau River wines which are creditable efforts. 2018 was also a difficult year with two cyclones bringing rain. But warm growing conditions at the beginning were warm, bring vintage early, thus avoiding the rain for many varieties. Here, I review the 2018 Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc. www.wairauriverwines.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Wairau River Marlborough Rosé 2018
  • Wairau River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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