Charles Wiffen Chardonnay 2011 & Pinot Noir 2010

28-Sep-2012

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are arguably the two most popular wines in the Charles Wiffen portfolio and they add to the growing strength of Marlborough as a region for growing excellent examples with accessible style and affordability. Chardonnay has an ability to grow successfully in a variety of climates and the Marlborough region produces wines with piquant citrussy fruit and definite acidity. Charles Wiffen has well-established Mendoza and clone 15 vines for Chardonnay. With Pinot Noir, as the modern Pommard and Dijon clones gain vine age, there will be greater richness and texture in the resultant wines, as has happened with the trusty 10/5 clone, for a while reviled for its green characters, but now shown to offer plenty of interest when planted in good sites. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit for the Charles Wiffen wines is transported in a protected state to West Brook winery in Waimauku, where Anthony Ivicevich and James Rowan make the wine. Here are my reviews of the latest releases. www.charleswiffenwines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2011
  • Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

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