Posts with the label "new zealand"


A webinar with Nigel Greening of Felton Road

A webinar with Nigel Greening of Felton Road

Wednesday 30th September 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

A conversation with Nigel Greening of Felton Road and his 'benchmark' vintage...

Since purchasing Felton Road in 2000 owner Nigel Greening has overseen an incredible revolution at the estate, including an early move to organic and, later, biodynamic viticulture. Years of rigorous but environmentally respectful viticultural practices and sensitive, hands-off winemaking has elevated them to near legendary status in New Zealand fine wine circles. In the process of this meteoric rise, they have also become a worldwide fine wine beacon of sustainability.

A Portfolio Tasting in Scotland

A Portfolio Tasting in Scotland

Thursday 4th October 2018
by Alasdair Lawson-Dick

Last week we welcomed guests to the New Club in Edinburgh for a Portfolio tasting, our first tasting in Scotland for two years.

With views overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the top floor rooms at the New Club provided the perfect setting to showcase a snapshot of our 3,000 strong portfolio. It is always a daunting process for our Buyers to pick a broad sweep of bottles to show clients at our tastings, representing some of our best and brightest producers, however, with more than 100 wines opened from across France, Germany, Spain, Austria, South Africa, Champagne, America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, there were plenty of old favourites and new gems for guests to discover.

Interview: Pip at 61 St James's

Interview: Pip at 61 St James's

Tuesday 7th July 2015
by Justerini & Brooks

Justerini & Brooks were delighted to welcome Pip Goodwin, one of the long-standing winemakers from Palliser Estate in Martinborough, New Zealand. 

Pip was on hand to showcase a number of the brilliant wines from the Palliser collection, including; Chardonnay 2012, Pinot Gris 2013, Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Riesling 2013, Pinot Noir 2013 and two of the ‘Great Dog Series;’ ‘Paloma’ and ‘Hector.’

Palliser Estate was a pioneer in New Zealand’s wine industry.  “We planted in the early 80s, starting with a group of locals who were struggling in the rural area and who wanted to find a use for the land.” Pip tells us. After conducting an environmental report, which showed good climatic and soil conditions, the inhabitants were pleased to find out that potato and sheep farming could give way to vines - Palliser estate was duly born.

“We started with mainly Pinot Noir yet we have seen the market change hugely, with the rising popularity of Sauvignon and the crisp, pure, elegant wines associated with a cooler climate. At Palliser, we take the ‘less is more approach “

“There have not been a lot of changes from the early days, we do not like to manipulate the wines – rather tweaking along the way, especially when it comes to understanding the sites and vine ages of the Pinots and Chardonnays.” Pip maintains.

Video: A few words from John Belsham from New Zealand

Video: A few words from John Belsham from New Zealand

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
by Justerini & Brooks

John Belsham, the highly respected New Zealand winemaker talks to Justerini & Brooks.

Harvest Report: The latest on the 2012's from New Zealand

Harvest Report: The latest on the 2012's from New Zealand

Friday 20th April 2012
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Our friends at Foxes Island in Awatere, Marlborough, reported recently:

"We are fully into vintage. Fortunately the Indian summer has saved the day and the quality is looking good. Vintage is short and furious this year – it started about 2.5 weeks late however the end game hasn’t changed as the vines are done and this morning it was a cool 3 degrees. Riesling looks fantastic – with the really cool vintage, Kelly Brown and John Belsham feel like they are back in Germany again. Foxes Riesling comes in this week.

Marlborough Pinot Noir volumes will be down. Too early to tell exactly by how much overall but producers initially reporting as high as 35-40% decline in volume. Quality however looks very good and as always those on top of their viticulture should stand out."
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