We eagerly anticipate the annual arrival of the new releases from Burn Cottage, a producer who has, in a relatively short period of time, mananged to produce some of New Zealand’s most thoughtful pinot noirs.
There can’t have been a single delegate at Pinot17 who wasn’t charmed by Hatsch Kalberer’s gentle speech praising Central Otago’s wines and its winemakers. But though he mentioned being envious of his more southerly brethren, surely there is no better advocate for Marlborough than this talented Swiss born winemaker who has steered the ship at Fromm for over 25 years.
Marlborough tends to dominate our wine headlines but think pinot noir and most conjure up an image of Central Otago.
Let me begin with a disclaimer. This is indeed a flattering review typed after an enjoyable lunch. Oh dear.But having tasted such a stellar line-up of Felton Road’s latest releases (plus some gems from the cellar), I would have to have had no sense of taste at all or be curmudgeonly in the extreme not…