Staete Landt – Stately Single Vineyard Wines

21-Jun-2011
The Staete Land wines are based on a 21 ha estate comprising a single vineyard in the Rapaura sub-region of Marlborough. Owners Ruud Maasdam and Dorien Vermaas, originally from the Netherlands, meticulously manage the vines, the varieties specifically matched to the varied soil profiles within the vineyard. Even the varietal plantings are parcellated into different blocks to enable precision monitoring, viticulture and vinification. It is the detailed work by viticulturist Charles Halliday that allows the fine tuning in the winery by Ruud and his assistant Scott Hannan. ‘Staete Landt' or ‘The Land of the Governors' was the name given to New Zealand by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The second tier ‘Map Maker' is a logical, linked brand. The wines are crafted to have an old world elegance and style that the name infers and harks back to. www.staetelandt.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Staete Landt Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010
  • Staete Landt Marlborough Chardonnay 2009
  • Map Maker Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

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