IN THE PRESS: MATTHEW JUKES, SNAPPER ROCK SAUVIGNON BLANC

Influential UK winewriter Matthew Jukes gave the Snapper Rock Sauvignon Blanc a fantastic write up in his UK Daily Mail Sunday Magazine culumn: 
"This spectacular Sauvignon Blanc is my favourite sub-tenner (£) example of this grape in New Zealand and it has just this second arrived in the UK... There will be a stampede for this wine."

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INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE SNAPPER ROCK FAMILY - SNAPPER ROCK PINOT GRIS 2016

We know we're still in the throws of winter - but we're trying to brighten things up a little by releasing the very first ever vintage of the Snapper Rock Pinot Gris. We think it's exceptional value for money and are chuffed to add this oft requested varietal to our portfolio. 

The nose offers white stonefruits and lifted florals with a touch of honeysuckle. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and has a clean, light finish with honied nuances. A perfect match for spicy Asian cuisine.

Ask for it at your local!

MARLBOROUGH 2016 VINTAGE UPDATE

We asked Dave Clouston, one of Marlborough's best young winemakers how the 2016 vintage went for him, here's what he had to say:
"2016 has been in all honesty a rather challenging harvest with a combination of a record breaking drought over summer and then substantial early harvest (heavy) rainfall. We have had to work harder than ever this year to produce high quality wines and thank fully Marlborough dodged a bullet by receiving a very warm, dry Indian summer. The wines will be bright, charming and full of ripe citrus notes but may not have the concentration and mineral drive of 2015. In saying that I think the quality of fruit that was harvested for Snapper Rock was exceptional and I think we will produce the best wines under this label to date."

Dave Clouston – Two Rivers, Marlborough Winemaker.

Hawkes Bay 2016 Vintage Update


We asked Hawkes Bay Winemaker Hayden Penny for an overview of how the 2016 vintage went for 'The Bay' - here's what he had to say.

 
“The 2016 vintage in Hawkes Bay was somewhat unusual. A slow start due to a cool wet Spring was followed by a pretty hot, settled summer, however the vines never seemed to catch up after the slow start. Warm nights and humid days crept in in the first half of March followed by a wet second half of the month. Some of the warmer sub-regions within the Bay suffered through this rain and were forces to pick early. However, the Chardonnays and early Merlot blocks that were already ready and were taken before the rain seem to show good density and classic style. The cooler sub-regions seem to not be as affected by the March rains and April was the warmest we have had for a long time. Those who made it through the rain were left to pick whenever blocks were ripe with little to no weather pressure until well into May. So a mixed bag for the Bay this year but there were some outstanding wines made."

Hayden Penny – Snapper Rock, Hawkes Bay Winemaker.