Johanneshof Pinot Gris 2011 and Pinot Noir 2009

14-Feb-2012
The boutique and artisan winegrowing and winemaking operation of Edel Everling and Warwick Foley is a remarkable one. Edel, a fifth generation winemaker from Rudesheim in the Rheingau and Warwick from Marlborough, both trained in this historical German region, studying at Geisenheim university. In 1991, they came to New Zealand setting up Johanneshof Cellars at Koromiko, just north of Blenheim, creating a unique underground cellar in 1993. Their oenological background has enabled them to make some of the most distinctively opulent aromatic wines seen in the country. While Gewurztraminer is their crown and seen as one of the very best of its type in New Zealand, they have been very successful with Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, as well as the technically difficult sparkling and dessert styles. Their philosophies of hand-harvesting and hand-crafting with complexities, structure and aging ability originate from their European experiences and these attributes certainly drive the styles of the Johanneshof wines. www.johanneshof.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

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