Wairarapa Wine

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Wairarapa is a cool-climate wine region in the southernmost tip of North Island, New Zealand. Several rivers run through it, enriching its soils and providing excellent natural sources of irrigation. Long days of sun exposure with cool breezes contribute to a lengthy growing season and well-balanced, character-driven grapes. 
 
Pinot Noir is the prominent grape in this maritime climate, especially so in the famous subregion of Martinborough. Other varietals cultivated in Wairarapa are Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. 
 
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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Sandihurst Winery

    Sandihurst is an established, family owned and quality focused winery producing 15,000 six bottle...

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    The Cabbage Tree Vineyard is a small vineyard owned and operated by David and Winifred Bull. We p...

  • Johner Estate Vineyards

    In the early 1970s Karl Heinz Johner studied Oenology and Viticulture in Geisenheim / Germany. In...

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  • Martinborough Vineyard

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  • Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Martinborough Martinborough Terrace 2010

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    Tight, touch of powdered cherry sugar, wood, spice, hint of age, rich, broad and high, great inner mouth perfume, wild cherry, plum, herbs, a touch of meaty extract, superb tannin ripeness, powerful but still retiming a sense of delicacy, really fine drive to the cherry fruit on the backend, finishes with rich flavor and continuing delicacy of t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gladstone Pinot Noir Martinborough 2010

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    Pretty on the nose, lightly floral, fresh plum, sappy astringent red berry, very light and layered, fine herb notes' sweet berry fruit on entry, bright, lovely herb toes, delicate and fresh, delicious wine, super inner mouth perfumes, refined and delicate, lovely drive to the fruit, puritans precision, finishes a bit short but succulent with red... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tiwaiwaka Pinot Noir Martinborough 2010

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    Dense, lightly beefy, pressed flowers and cut cherry fruit, soil, almost chalky, bit of pencil lead, oak showing. Vibrant and bright, pretty large s led but this shows some blueberry up front, game, Sapid and fine dark plum notes, mineral cut, little cola, very complete, steely acids, nice aromatic spice notes on the finish, then this turns tigh... Read More

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  • Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough 2010

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    Tight, super fine, cool, crushed berry fruit, silky, supple, rather large scaled but deliciously well balanced, deep sappy fruit, fine bitter cherries huge mineral notes on the finish, a touch of toasty nuts, bright and tense, huge real ours of deep, savory fruit, long and supper fine finish, dry and severe but not austere, this is extract of bi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough 2010

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    Tight, super fine, cool, crushed berry fruit, silky, supple, rather large scaled but deliciously well balanced, deep sappy fruit, fine bitter cherries huge mineral notes on the finish, a touch of toasty nuts, bright and tense, huge real ours of deep, savory fruit, long and supper fine finish, dry and severe but not austere, this is extract of bi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Schubert Pinot Noir Block B 2009

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    Leafy, dried herbs, aromatic oak, wild red fruit, nice soil tones, cooked lingonberry notes, smooth, round, nice and bright red fruit flavor, little plum skin, spicy, delicious, super ripe tannins, bright juicy acids, really clear fruit, shows great stony soil tones, long, strawberry fruit on finish, this is firm and clear, still a touch tight w... Read More

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  • Margrain Pinot Noir Martinborough Home Block 2009

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    Pretty perfumes, earthy, lightly smoky, floral, rhubarb, strawberry and raspberry, a little wood, a touch blocky in the mouth but light and lively, really attractive freshness here with an edge of sage and spice topping the vivid raspberry fruit, very Oregon styled, rose pets in the mouth, plummy finish, vibrant and zesty, impressive fruit density Read More

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  • Murdoch James Estate Blue Rock Pinot Noir NV

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    Intense and heavy on the nose. Firmly oaky, plummy, tobacco smoke, blackberry fruit, super savory dried herb stem notes, rich and very powerful but with impressive cut, there's really bright acid here, a deep core of savory fruit, super savory and layered with dried herb tones, a touch of salted plum, vanilla and incipient game notes, too big fo... Read More

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  • Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Martinborough Martinborough Terrace 2010

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    Tight, touch of powdered cherry sugar, wood, spice, hint of age, rich, broad and high, great inner mouth perfume, wild cherry, plum, herbs, a touch of meaty extract, superb tannin ripeness, powerful but still retiming a sense of delicacy, really fine drive to the cherry fruit on the backend, finishes with rich flavor and continuing delicacy of t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Escarpment Pinot Noir New Zealand 2010

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    Perfumed, fine cur plum and crystallized raspberry fruit, lovely herbal back tones, fresh and fragrant, a little tight, tense, glossy black plum skin, black raspberry fruit, touch of cool spice nice solid core of spilt ones, Stony back fruit, super fine balance, has excellent tension, ice drive, this have knifepoint balance, huge extract of frui... Read More

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