2019 Kelly Washington Pinot Blanc, MarlboroughKELBLA19
Intensely golden hued. Hugely savoury and showing notes of ripe autumnal fruits and white flowers. Not your usual new world Pinot Blanc, the wine is powerful and rich, showing the minimal handling, natural yeast and high level of lees in fermentation and aging. Framed by fine boned acidity and a nice low pH.
Our Pinot Blanc is grown on an organic and biodynamically farmed vineyard in the Rapaura Subregion of Marlborough. A combination of heavy and light soils have aided to create a deep wine full of great personality and natural balance. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, naturally fermented then rested in old oak barrels for 10 months.
Suitable for Vegans.
Variety: Pinot Blanc
Country: New Zealand
Region: Rapaura, Marlborough
Husband and wife team. She’s the winemaker, he’s the commercial guy. He’s English (12 years in NZ), She’s a Kiwi (lived for 7 years in Italy). Juggling life and wine with our two girls Coco Simone, and Clover Kitty.
Graduating as top scholar from Lincoln University with a degree in Viticulture and Oenology, after starting out her career at Seresin Estate in Marlborough, time was spent making wine for various estates in the USA, Australia, and Italy, where at the tender age of 25 was appointed Head Winemaker for a winery in Sicily (with others in Puligia and Tunisia) where she lived for 7 years full time. After setting up a large new winery in New Zealand, and many awards, it was time to get back to her roots, starting a family, and Kelly Washington wines. With the journey of life always taking us to unexpected places, Tamra has not only gone back to her roots, but also back to where it all started at Seresin Estate, as Consultant Winemaker.
He worked in Risk Management, IT and Finance for large corporates before quitting the corporate world, after which he decided to travel the world and immerse himself in wine, doing everything from vintages, vineyard work, fine wine sales, sommelier, distribution, whilst also obtaining the WSET Diploma. Most recently he has been exporting NZ wine around the world and importing wines of provenance from great estates in Europe and the US. These wines are part of the inspiration to start this new journey.