VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
Peter and Anna Vavasour planted the first grape vines in the Awatere Valley in 1986, an area now considered one of the premium grape growing regions of Marlborough, New Zealand. The labels under the Vavasour umbrella are Vavasour, Goldwater, Clifford Bay, Boatshed Bay, Dashwood, and Redwood Pass.
The Head Winemaker is Glenn Thomas and the Marlborough Winemaker is Stu Marfell. Allan Croker is the viticulturist.
The wines are imported to the United States by Pasternak Wine Imports, Harrison, NY.
Articles About Vavasour
2006 Vavasour Marlborough Awatera Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., $24, screw cap. The family have made wine from the Awatera Valley since 1989, longer than anyone else. Sourced from high quality vineyards in Awatere Valley. Clones 115, 777 and AM10/5. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports, Harrison, NY. · Moderately deep reddish-violet color. Rich scent of black cherries with a subtle hint of oak char. Juicy earth-dusted cherry flavors with a riff of oak, citric peel in the background and a touch of smoke on the satisfying finish. Well-balanced and quite satisfying. Reviewed January 1, 2009 ARTICLE »
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