Kiwi wines from heaven

What a great start of the New Year!! I have the fortune to taste the unbelievable wines from Misha´s vineyard and the winemaker Olly Masters for the first time in Sweden, thank you Misha and Andy for this special treat with your wines, and let med tell you guys out there that better than this is very hard to find in New Zeeland or somewhere ells for that matter.

Misha´s vineyards are located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the region of central Otago where they have 57 hectare of sundrenched vineyards that provide perfect conditions to make world class Pinot Noir and fabulous whites on different grapes with no compromise viticulture.

Lets start of with the Pinot Noir The High Note inspired by Misha´s opera singing mother J

This ruby colour pinot have an amazing power in the nose packed with yummy dark fruit, cassis and herbs’ and a full on palate with warm dark fruit, pickled ginger, liquorice and an aftertaste that last forever, one of the best new world Pinots 95 DU points

Pinot Gris Dress Circle is for me a WOW wine that I did not expect at all, watch out all you Alsace producers, this wine is light golden in colour with very nice nose of juicy pear, granny apples and lemon verbena that continues with a full off dry palate with ripe stone fruits, orange peel and the best mineral tone with a very long finish, great balance.93 DU points

Sauvignon Blanc The Starlet is not like the other NZ wines that you can find on the Swedish market today, this is more in the French style with pale straw colour and a beautiful nose of lemon/lime, gooseberry and some ripe pineapple that will continue in this dry wine. The palate is refreshing, dry with good minerality and full of intense exotic fruit all balanced off with great acidity 91 DU points

Riesling Lyric is another wine that could be from a great producer in Alsace or Germany, this pale golden wine have a nice nose of rose petals, citrus and white peaches very very nice! The palate is dry, grapey with mineral, slate and sweet honey melons all balanced off with great acidity and long lingering finish 93 DU points

Riesling Limelight is the sweeter of the two Rieslings with pale colour, on the nose is this wine packed with sweet mature exotic fruit, lemongrass, lime leafs and mineral. In the mouth is this medium dry wine (25g/L) fantastically well balanced with bursting fruit, citrus, apple and ripe melon, all finished off with long spicy finish 95 DU points  

More information about this wines is to be found here http://www.mishasvineyard.com

And the wines are to be found in Sweden by me in a few weeks.

Sunshine in my life

Med vänlig hälsning/ best regards

Dragan Unic

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