Paddy Borthwick 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2013 Riesling and Pinot Gris

17-Jun-2014
The Borthwick Vineyard is an integral part of the Borthwick family’s involvement in farming that stretches over five generations and 100 years. The 27 ha Gladstone vineyard was established in 1996 following Paddy Borthwick’s training at Roseworthy College in Australia and winemaking experience around the world. With 35 vintages under his belt, Paddy an unassuming man, but is one of the Wairarapa’s most respected winemakers and a strong promoter of not only his wines, but the Wairarapa region and New Zealand. He and Braden Crosby make at the Dakins Road winery a strong range of wines that is exported globally. I’ve been impressed with the recent aromatic wines especially, and here I review the new 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2013 Riesling and Pinot Gris that sport new labels that feature the name ‘Paddy Borthwick’ instead of ‘Borthwick’, a move that I see acknowledges the marketing recognition of the person behind the wine. It also features ‘New Zealand’ ahead of ‘Wairarapa’ for regionality, again to suit the global reach of the wines. www.borthwick.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Riesling 2013
  • Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2013

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