Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 & Pinot Noir 2011

20-Jul-2012
It is extremely pleasing to see a number of wine growers and producers forge ahead with raising quality and expanding their ranges of wines available. It's a sure sign of doing it well, combined with some forethought and a little risk-taking. I take my hat off to such people who are clearly braver than I am. The Jones family of Starborough Station , near Seddon in the Awatere Valley have expanded their holdings by recently purchasing the 25 ha ‘Long Lane' vineyard in the Dashwood area of the Awatere Valley to supplement their existing ‘Starborough Terraces' Awatere vines and those planted in O'Dwyer's Road in the Rapaura district of Marlborough. The ‘Long Lane' site contributed fruit to the first 2012 finished Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine I have reviewed. In addition to this, giving added impetus to Starborough's market presence is the imminent release of their first own-fruited Pinot Noir based on the fourth crop from their vines, the previous harvests being sold to another winery. www.starborough.co.nz

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  • Starborough Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

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