New Zealand - 2014 Vintage

Rudi Bauer, Peter Rawling and James Millton

The 2014 Vintage

2014 for most has been a vintage of both great quality and quantity with yields up and very good quality. An early warm spring gave excellent and early bud burst and a warm, dry summer with temperatures above mean average led to harvest beginning 2-3 weeks ahead of the norm.

Marlborough: Know your producer

Larger than average yields have meant 2014 was an important year for vineyard management to limit those yields in order to ensure ripeness and maintain quality, but on the whole is excellent, with many in Hawkes Bay for example claiming that 2014 could be even better than the 2013’s that were hailed as vintage of a decade in Hawkes Bay. Pinots and Syrahs particularly are showing fantastic fruit concentration and flavours at this early stage in their development.

Marlborough vineyard
6th August 2014

Company No. 2550982 | 109a Regents Park Road London NW1 8UR | Call: 0845 263 6924 | AWRS Number: XVAW00000101595

Drink Aware - know the facts