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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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FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW



Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

18-/20

Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is elegantly proportioned with fresh and intense, finely concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit and tropical fruit with fresh herbs and white florals, unfolding hints of minerals from the core. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a fresh, softly concentrated and elegantly packed heart of pungent passionfruit, tropical fruits, subtle notes of fresh herbs with white floral nuances. The palate is soft-textured and smooth flowing, with gentle, lacy acidity providing background energy and cut. This has good linearity and the wine carries to an elegant, soft, but lingering finish. This is an elegantly presented Sauvignon Blanc with gently concentrated flavours of passionfruit and tropical fruit on a smooth-flowing palate with good energy and cut. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 2.4 g/L RS. 18.0-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $19.95

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Caythorpe Marlborough Riesling 2017

Riesling from New Zealand – Marlborough

18+/20
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless. The nose is elegantly presented with fresh aromas of limes and lemonade, white and exotic florals. Citrus blossom elements and hints of honeysuckle. The aromatics possess clarity and purity. Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has good depth of lime and lemon fruit flavours with white florals and hints of citrus blossom and honeysuckle, forming a tightly bound core. The mouthfeel is fresh with crisp, lacy acidity and the wine flows along a fine-textured line of fruit extract, leading to a sustained citrus-fruited and floral-nuanced finish. This is a fine and taut dryish Riesling with lime and lemon, exotic florals and honeysuckle flavours on a fresh, fine-textured palate. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 11.5% alc. and 7.6 g/L RS, TA 7.9g/L and pH 3.0. 18.0+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $19.95

Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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