Champion Pinot Noir

Widely considered as the premier awards event in the New Zealand Wine Calendar, we went into the Air New Zealand Wine Awards Dinner, already the proud winners of two gold medals – one for our Nelson Pinot Noir 2014 and one for our Nelson Pinot Gris 2015. We left as winners of the coveted Champion Pinot Noir Trophy.

Bragato Gold

Brightwater Vineyards 2014 Nelson Pinot Noir has just been awarded a Pure Gold Medal at the Bragato Wine Awards in Blenheim this week. This follows on from the Gold Medal the same wine received at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition held in July.

Vintage 2015

The 2015 wines are all showing very good intensity and concentration of flavour. This concentration is really showing through nicely in the Sauvignon Blancs. The Pinot Noirs also are concentrated with nice ripe berry fruit flavours and great tannin balance. The Pinot Gris is very fruit driven and probably our best of the last few years. But the standout of the vintage will be the Chardonnays.