Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Attractive zingy fragrance attracts with typical racy green capsicum on the nose and greets you with aromas of lemon and lime and floral notes of white flowers.
Refreshing flavours of lime zest, grapefruit and the whole spectrum of citrus fruits. The wine opens up to show kaffir lime, gooseberry and subtle passionfruit, a wonderfully mourish palate that is bright and refreshing.
It is punchy and fabulously crisp with a lengthy bright finish.
Varietally expressive and immediately appealing.
Just released and not reviewed yet
Light straw in colour the Johanneshof Chardonnay intrigues with its bouquet of vanilla with some leesy accents and a touch of oak.
This medium bodied wine is not a bold buttery style, it is rather a fruity, elegant wine that shines with its delicate nutty flavours & a hint of smokeyness. Hand harvested like all Johanneshof wines it is silky textured and driven by its beautiful fruit flavours, followed by a very subtle, soft oak influence that leaves a lasting impression. Enjoy with fish and seafood or pasta dishes.
It will bottle age beautifully until 2026
This is a comeback of one of our first varieties, which we stopped producing in favour of our sparkling Chardonnay - the Johanneshof Cellars Blanc de Blancs. After nearly 20 years our still Chardonnay is now back and showing great following since its release in October 2019.
Johanneshof Cellars 2018
Pinot Noir Rosé
Maybern Single Vineyard
This Rosé is dry in style with a beautiful transluscent crimson colour and a bouquet of fruit flavours dominated by white peach and honeysuckle, lifted by some citrus.
The palate immediately demands attention with its strong flavours of red apple, melon and flowers with its silky smooth texture and fine tannins. The notably soft acidity is achieved by carefully monitoring the ripening in the vineyard and choosing the picking time when all components are in balance. Hand harvested like all Johanneshof wines, it is an elegant wine with a lengthy finish.
93 /100 Pts - Wine Folio, David Walker Bell
Previous Vintage 2017 ratings:
#1 Top Rosé - The Shout Mag. NZ , Nov 18
#1 Top Rosé & 5 ✪✪✪✪✪ 93/100 - The World of Wines Edition 2, Cameron Douglas MS
Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2018
96/100 - Robert Parker Wine Advocate USA, Joe Czerwinski, April 2021
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - Michael Cooper, August 2020
Trophy -Royal New Zealand Easter Show, May 2021
GOLD - Royal New Zealand Easter Show, March 2021
GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show, Oct 2020
Silver - Marlborough Wine Show, Oct 2020
89/100 - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2020
Pinot Gris 2019
A gorgeous hint of rose colour reflects the varieties beautiful pink tint of its skin. The lifted bouquet shows golden stonefruit characters, poached pear, rockmelon and spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is subtle and lingering.
The wine seduces with excellent fruit power and depths, while balanced and well structured with an impressively long smooth finish.
At its best : now to 2023
Bronze - Marlborough Wine Show Oct 2020
“This beauty is consistently one of New Zealand's finest Gewürztraminers”
Michael Cooper, The Listener
Ethereal aromas of exotic spice and sandalwood set the tone for this luscious aromatic wine. The flavours of rosewater, ginger and marzipan are opulent and rich. Complex with an oily richness and gentle sweetness. This unctuous, full bodied Gewürztraminer finishes with a powerful, lengthy and elegant finish. This beauty is one of our most loved wines and one of New Zealand’s most awarded Gewürztraminer.
"Super Classic New Zealand Wine" Michael Cooper (Buyer's Guide to New Zealand 2010 and onwards)
GOLD - 95/100 Points Bob Campbell MW
The Real Review, April 2021
One of the most prestigious awards received for a previous Vintage (2004) of the Johanneshof Gewurztraminer is the ‘International Trophy for Champion Aromatic White Wine of the World’ at one of the world’s largest wine competitions ‘Decanter World Wine Awards’ in London (2005).
Johanneshof Gewürztraminer has been included in Air New Zealand’s ‘FINE WINES OF NEW ZEALAND’ list of ‘Iconic New Zealand Wines’ every year since its inauguration in 2016.
Johanneshof Gewurztraminer was one of only two New Zealand Gewurztraminer to be named a ‘SUPER CLASSIC WINE OF NEW ZEALAND’ by Michael Cooper in his “Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines” in 2011 and continues this status each year.
Three times Trophy winner at 'Six Nations Wine Challenge' Sydney for "Champion Aromatic Wine" Vintage 2014, 2015 & 2017
Johanneshof Cellars Pinot Noir 2016 Maybern Single Vineyard Reserve
The Johanneshof Pinot Noir Maybern Reserve is made without any addition of yeast and fining agents. This is a wild ferment, where the wine is allowed to ferment with indigenous yeasts, unique to our Koromiko vineyard and winery. Made with minimal intervention, our Pinot Noir was aged in French barrels for 11 months and bottled with a light filtration in April 2018.
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 2020"
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit, May 18
"Complex and detailed bouquet with an immediate Pinosity. Fragrances and flavours of red berry fruits, plum and red apple. Fine tannins, medium+ acidity, complexity, still developing with a layer of charm and finesse, minerality and florality. Lengthy and fine - drink now and through 2024"
Cameron Douglas MS, Nov 18
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 95 /100 - Cameron Douglas MS, Nov 18
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 93+/100 - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit, May 18
89 /100 - Robert Parker Wine Advocate USA, Joe Czerwinski, April 2021
Also please see the next page for our renowned Johanneshof Cellars Methode Traditionnelle - handcrafted sparkling wines from Marlborough made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the traditional Champagne method.