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
Established in 1994, Wither Hills is located in the Wairau Valley region of Marlborough, one of the sunniest and driest places in New Zealand. The winery was acquired by brewing giant, Lion Nathan, in 2002. The vineyards are in Marlborough, while the winery is in Auckland. The winemaking team includes Ben Glover, Sally Williams, and Andrew Petrie.
Production includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
2002 Wither Hills Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., $30. Imported by Paterno Wines. · The nose offers notes of raspberry, sour cherry and earth. The fruit is shallow. A soft, decent wine of little interest. Reviewed April 16, 2006
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