Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Newly released in November 2021 our Johanneshof Sauvignon Blanc is a quiet achiever, featuring in 'The Shout" Magazine's Sauvignon Blanc tasting with this stunning rating of 94 points by Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas:
"Fragrant and mineral, floral and distinctive, Aromas and flavours of fresh gooseberry, nettles and white spices. A silk texture as the wine touches the palate is immediately contrasted by a core of fruits and gently salivating acid line. A lees quality adds texture and complexity. Delicious wine ready to drink from 2022 through 2025+" Cameron Douglas MS
This varietally expressive, zingy wine is easily matched with seafood, fish, salsa and salads. Its acidity will keep it fresh for a good number of years, there's no rush.
94/100 - Cameron Douglas MS, March 2022
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 2020
Pinot Noir Rosé
Maybern Single Vineyard
Just released in December 2021, the Johanneshof Pinot Noir Rosé Maybern greets you in bottle and glass with its light garnet colour, followed by a bouquet of forest berries, red melon, rhubarb and a touch of almond.
Dry in style the palate carries on in the theme of a compote of berries - raspberries, strawberries and cherries all intermingle - with a very soft acidity. A core of nutty and earthy tones shows the terroir of the Maybern vineyard finishing long and smooth.
This single vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé is made from our steep home block 'Maybern" Vineyard behind our winery. Dry-farmed and narrow planted, growing here is a labour of love, with most work carried out by hand. 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, yet gutsy wine with a lengthy finish.
Just released and not rated yet. Previous Vintage ratings:
93 /100 Pts - Wine Folio, David Walker Bell
#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 - Top Wine of 140 New Zealand wines tasted
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
"Pink-orange tinted wine with stewed apple, spice, clove, ripe pear and honeysuckle flavours. Fine, peppery tannins suggest that the wine has had plenty of skin contact to extract flavour. A gutsy pinot gris with character. Drink 2021–2023"
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review March 2021
4 ✪✪✪✪ - 92/100 Top Rank - Bob Campbell MW, March 2021
“This beauty is consistently one of New Zealand's finest Gewürztraminer”
Michael Cooper, The Listener
Newly released in August 2021 the Johanneshof Gewürztraminer 2021 delights with its golden colour and stunning aromatic bouquet of flowers with subtle exotic spice and a hint of sandalwood on the nose. Richly floral aromas greet your senses on the first sip with gentle kisses of rosewater, ginger and honeysuckle. Beautifully textured and well balanced, seducing with a touch of sweetness. This wine is powerful and elegant, with an lengthy finish.
Its the perfect accompaniment to Asian cuisine, hearty dishes or your favourite cheese board.
TROPHY & GOLD - NZ International Wine Show, March 2022
GOLD - Marlborough Wine Show, Nov 2021
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 95/100 - Bob Campbell MW, Real Review March 2022
"Super Classic New Zealand Wine" Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine (2010 onward)
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 2010 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 2019 Maybern Single Vineyard Reserve
Our Maybern Vineyard is a tribute Warwick's parents May and Bernard who allowed Warwick to establish a vineyard on their land when if was just a teenager. Located behind our cellar door in Koromiko, our home block vineyard became Marlborough's first steep hillside vineyard when planted in 1977. On this north west facing steep slope mechanical intervention is impossible, so all work is done by hand, except for the mowing which is usually done by our sheep!
Made from hand harvested grapes, our Pinot Noir Maybern is a partial wild ferment where the wine is allowed to ferment spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, unique to our Koromiko vineyard and winery. Nurtured with minimal intervention an additions it was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and bottled with a light filtration only in February 2021.
Vibrant ruby red, the Johanneshof Pinot Noir Maybern 2019 seduces with its fragrance and flavours of cherries and red berries with a touch of plum and leather. Earthy undertones with a fine tannins and medium acidity lead to a nuanced finish. The soft tannins promise a good potential to age, while its immediate drinkability might not allow for this however. Perfect with hearty dishes complementing mushrooms, meat and game.
At its best : Now to 2025
Previous vintage ratings:
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.