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Our Super-Star Syrah - Gold, Gold, Gold

Our Tinpot Hut Hawkes Bay Syrah is going from strength to strength and we're chuffed that judges love the taste as much as we do. The latest in accolades is a Gold Medal for the 2013 vintage at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in June.

This follows on from our 2012 vintage being crowned the Best Syrah and awarded a Double Gold Medal, and 97 points, at the same competition last year. The 2011 vintage was also awarded a Gold Medal at London's Sommelier Wine Awards in May. What an amazing run so far!

The San Francisco International Wine Competition is the most influential wine competition in the United States and attracts over 4,500 entries each year. Judged by a renowned panel of nationally recognised wine experts, judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity.

Medals galore in San Francisco

Along with the 2013 Syrah Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in June, we were also delighted to be awarded Silver Medals for our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Pinot Gris and 2014 Pinot Noir.

Welcome to Macvine International

We are super pleased to introduce our new partner Macvine, who have joined us as our New Zealand distributor.

We're really looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship, introducing the delights of Tinpot Hut wines into every corner of New Zealand. 

Harvest 2015 - a note from Fiona

Sauvignon Blanc blending is now in full swing in the winery, with the Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gruner Veltliner close behind, while the Pinot Noir and Syrah parcels are happily tucked away undergoing malolactic fermentation.

My impression of Vintage 15 is that of a very high quality vintage with intensity and weight in the wines right across the varieties and sub-regions of Marlborough. This is as a result of an unusually dry winter, a cool spring and early summer, followed by a warmer and drier than usual summer - naturally reducing the berry numbers and weights leading to a lower than average vine yield.

Excitement is building around the overall quality of this year's Marlborough wines - we are bottling our white varieties this month - can't wait to get the wines into the bottle!

Sauvignon Blanc
Our Sauvignon Blanc is showing absolute classic characteristics, powerful and intense with the Blind River sub regional hall marks of blackcurrent bud, fresh thyme and passionfruit found in riper years.

Pinot Gris
This vintage is showing excellent fruit weight due to low vine yields and the ideal ripening conditions experienced over the growing season. Natural balance, delicate fresh cut pear and brioche aromas combine to make this a lovely drinking experience, but one which will grow in texture with bottle age.

Riesling & Gruner Veltliner
Small volumes of Riesling and Gruner Veltliner are showing great promise, again with lovely natural balance from low yields and near perfect growing conditions.   

We'd love to hear from you, so please let us know if you have any questions, feedback or suggestions.


The Tinpot Hut team

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