Lime Hill 2017 Wairarapa Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

24-Jan-2019
Lime Hill Vineyard is the joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate at Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. The small vineyard is close-planted to a density of 6,000 vines per ha, on limestone soil with a thin layer of clay topsoil, and has 0.4 ha of predominantly Mendoza clone Chardonnay and 0.9 ha of Pinot Noir, clones, 667, 777, 115, 10/5, Abel and 5, established in 2013. The hillside vineyard, east of Masterton sits at 280 m.a.s.l. and clearly designed to follow the burgundy model. I was impressed by the inaugural 2016 vintage releases (click here to see my reviews). Here, I review the new 2017 vintage releases. www.limehill.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Lime Hill Wairarapa Chardonnay 2017
  • Lime Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2017

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