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Caythorpe - Wine2Trade Portfolio

01 January,2011

Caythorpe Family Estate is the Marlborough winegrowing venture of the Bishell family who have a history of sheep farming and cropping on Middle Renwick Road, ancestor David Bishell arriving in New Zealand in 1876 from Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. The family with fifth generation Simon Bishell, have been long time contract grape growers, first planting Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in 1987. They now have 110 ha of vines, with Riesling and Chardonnay also planted. The Bishells have now embarked on their own label releasing a Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 vintage, and they intend to add Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the portfolio. They have contracted as their winemaker the very experienced Jeremy McKenzie using the Isabel facility. www.caythorpe.nz

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Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

18/20
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is full and gently voluminous with fragrant passionfruit and tropical fruit aromas along with notes of gooseberries, fresh herbs and nuances of minerals. The aromas and detail build in intensity to form a well-concentrated core. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate features fresh, lively and bright flavours of gooseberries and passionfruit, fresh herbs, lifted white florals and succulently rich green stonefruits. The fruit sweetness and fresh acidity are balanced by a fine-textured phenolic thread which guides the palate to an elegantly proportioned, lingering, dry, subtle-flavoured finish of gooseberries and passionfruit. This is an elegant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and passionfruit flavours, and a fresh, fine-textured palate with a lingering dry finish. Serve with salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from two small parcels cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.7% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, the wine aged a short period on lees. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $19.95

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Caythorpe Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

16.5+/20
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with light purple hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with fresh, bright and uncomplicated primary fruit aromas of dark cherries and strawberries. The fruit is up-front, unfolding nuances of dark herbs and dark red florals to form a positive core. Medium-full bodied, the palate is up-front and easy with light, succulent fruit flavours of dark cherries and strawberries, along with fresh herbs and red floral aromatics. The mouthfeel is fresh and vibrant, with lively acidity and the fruit is supportedby light, supple tannin extraction. The flavours carry through to a lingering, fruity finish. This is an elegant, up-front and accessible Pinot Noir with fresh and succulent primary cherry and strawberry fruit with a fresh mouthfeel and light, supple tannins. Match with antipasto, pasta, tapas and poultry dishes over the next 3 years. Clone 115 fruit fully destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.3% alc., the wine spending 22 days on skins and aged 11 months in seasoned French oak. 5 barrels made. 16.5+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $24.95

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