Clayvin Vineyard with Hätsch Kalberer and Nikolai St George - Thursday 15 November, 6pm, at Regional Wines, $45pp
The Clayvin vineyard was one of Marlborough's first significant hillside vineyards planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a few parcels of Syrah back in 1991. It's in the Southern Valleys, is densely planted with multiple clones, a wide range of rootstocks and on clay soils at a variety of depths. Different parcels of the same varietal therefore develop differing flavour profiles, yields are super low and the result is that each vine results in one bottle of structured, complex Clayvin wine.
Join winemakers Hätsch Kalberer of Fromm and Nikolai St George from Giesen on a tour of Clayvin in the glass, with recent and library wines from the vineyard.
These are two winemakers with decades of experience between them. Hätsch’s career began in his native Switzerland before he arrived in New Zealand in 1982 and completed a solid ten years working with Denis Irwin at Matahwero, where he was an enthusiastic advocate for wild yeast and made some stunning wines. In 1992 he established Fromm winery and has been integral in raising the level of NZ viticulture and wine making with his world class Pinot Noir (amongst other great wines).
Of course, the Giesen brand has a strong European connection too – the founding brothers being of German descent, and Nikolai has worked in wineries around the world; Chile, Australia, France and the United States. Nikolai was head hunted by Giesen after seven years at Matua, where he won multiple winemaker of the year awards, and one of the big draw cards for Nikolai was Giesen’s amazing viticultural resources – “like Marlborough’s first hillside vineyard, the prized organic Clayvin.”
Come and learn about the intricacies of this stunning vineyard and taste its results at the hand of two of New Zealand’s most exacting winemakers. Here's the lineup...
2015 Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay
2012 Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay
2016 Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Chardonnay
2009 Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Chardonnay
2014 Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Pinot Noir
2011 Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Pinot Noir
2016 Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir
2006 Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah
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