The Elder Pinot Gris 2012 and Pinot Noir 2011

08-Aug-2013
The Elder Pinot wines come from a favoured site on protected terraces at the southern end of the Te Muna Valley in Martinborough. The vineyard was established by Mike and Margaret Hanson in 1996, and the fruit has proven to be high quality, such that it has been contracted to Martinborough Vineyard from the start. Nigel Elder, then viticulturist with MV took a liking to it so much that he and his wife Bridgit established ‘The Elder Pinot’ label with the Hansons, releasing their first vintage with a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from 2010. The contracted winemaker is Paul Mason of Martinborough Vineyard. The wines have grown in popularity, and the brand is one that is becoming increasingly recognised as one to take notice of. I had a preview of some of the wines yet-to-be released in March this year, just before vintage. (Click here to read my article.) Here I review the 2012 Pinot Gris and 2011 Pinot Noir that will make their way to the market very soon. www.theelderpinot.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • The Elder Martinborough Pinot Gris 2012
  • The Elder Martinborough Pinot Noir 2011

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