Also please see the next page for our renowned Johanneshof Cellars Methode Traditionnelle - handcrafted sparkling wine from Marlborough made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the traditional Champagne method.
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
This Sauvignon Blanc has a fresh tropical bouquet with subtle hints of gooseberry and soft apple notes. These are followed through on the palate. The wine is dry and is a light soft style avoiding aggressive acidity but finishing on a soft refreshing note.
4.5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 91/100 Sam Kim - Wine Orbit Wine reviews
With floral notes and hints of honey tones and apricot, the wine has a luscious and full flavour. It displays citrus and lime characters with a beautifully balanced acidity in a full, harmonious culminating finish.
"It is youthful, yet instantly appealing on the nose displaying mandarin, lemon/lime zest and white stone fruit characters with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is focused and tightly structured,and offers excellent fruit purity and concentration, beautifully enhanced with subtle sweetness and bright acidity. Medium-dry. At its best : now to 2026" Sam Kim
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 94/100 Sam Kim - Wine Orbit Oct 2016
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 18.5/20 Raymond Chan16
Johanneshof Cellars 2016
Pinot Noir Rosé
Maybern Single Vineyard
The colour is melon / strawberry, this Rosé has delicate aromas of ripe strawberries, berry, melon and peach. This single vineyard Rosé displays creamy peach and berry on the mid palate with fresh melon tones and tastes of red summer fruits. Dry, well structured and complex, its crisp acidity makes it ideal for enjoying with grilled seafood and summer salads. Drink now until 2018.
" From their Maybern Vineyard (planted in 1977 this fabulous Rosé
displays fragrant aromas of ripe strawberry, stone fruit, watermelon and floral on the nose. It is beautifully weighted and rounded on the palate, and delivers excellent fruit intensity and silky texture, brilliantly structured by fine acidity. A generous style Rosé showing lovely fruit intensity and vibrancy. At its best: now to 2018 " Sam Kim
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ Gold - Winestate Magazine, Australia March 2017
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ 93/100 - Wine Orbit - Sam Kim Nov 2016
Silver Medal NZ International Wine Show Sept 2016
Pinot Gris 2016
This medium-dry Pinot Gris has a fragrant and fruity bouquet of stone fruit with pear and honeysuckle nuances. The
wine is luscious with delicate flavours of guava, peach and pears. This wine is mouth-filling, succulent and juicy,
stimulating the appetite finishing with a fresh, crisp acidity.
GOLD - 5 ✪✪✪✪✪
Dish Magazine Oct 2016
One of four Gold medal wines out of over 100 Pinot Gris entries
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 94/100 Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ Raymond Chan Wine reviews
Our flagship wine - one of New Zealand’s most awarded Gewürztraminers, the Johanneshof vintage 2016 is full and voluminous with softly concentrated
aromas of rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight, musk and savoury honey, and fresh, steely, root-ginger notes. This has excellent presence, balance and unfolds layers of detail. Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has up-front and intense flavours of Turkish Delight, rose-petal florals, savoury honey and musk notes, entwined with root-ginger elements.
Raymond Chan independent review: 18.5+/20 Jul 2017
Sam Kim - 5 ✪✪✪✪✪ 95 / 100 points, 5 stars Wine Orbit July 2017
Johanneshof Cellars Pinot Noir 2014 Maybern Single Vineyard Reserve
Our Maybern vineyard is a tribute to Warwick's parents May and Bernard - The Maybern vineyard is located here behind our cellar door in Koromiko - it is a 30 degree North West facing steep slope - making mechanical intervention tricky- all work on this vineyard is done by hand!
This Pinot is round and ripe for it's age, the flavours of cherries linger with a warm chocolate and raspberry nuanced finish. The soft tannins fill out the palate and give it a nice ageing potential.
At it's best: now to 2019.
4.5 ✪✪✪✪ - 91/100 Sam Kim - Wine Orbit, Sept. 2015
4 ✪✪✪✪ Raymond Chan, Oct 2015