Clearview Estate – A Selection of 2018 Complex Whites

25-Jan-2019
Clearview Estate, based at the coastal Hawke’s Bay village of Te Awanga is best known for its superbly rich and flavoursome ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay. Owners Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg have also made their red Bordeaux-variety wines at the top level, and these wines can be counted among the best of their class, especially in riper years. With the input of Matt Kirby from Australia to help finish the 2014 vintage wines with Rob Bregman, we have seen a greater degree of complexity in the white wines from the making of adventurous styles, such as the ‘Karaka’ orange wine and oak fermentation as well as the use of indigenous yeasts. Here, I review a selection of 2018 vintage whites which demonstrate the new perspectives. www.clearviewestate.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Clearview ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Clearview ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2018
  • Clearview ’Karaka’ Hawke’s Bay 2016
  • Clearview ‘Coastal’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018
  • Clearview ‘Coastal’ Hawke’s Bay Gewurztraminer 2018

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