A focus on Jackson Estate Wines:

All of these aromatic, varietal Jackson Estate wines are ready to sip, savour & share. I am sure some of these dynamic wines crafted by Matt Patterson-Green from their own estate grown vineyards in Marlborough, are new to some of you. But the following selection of engaging, hand-crafted wines - are an ideal pairing with varied occasions and cuisine. Here are a few brief words to describe my first impressions and essence of each Jackson Estate wine. A diverse range of 6 honest expressions of wines worth sharing.
Remember - 'when & where possible, all wines tastes better when served from the appropriate glass and at the ideal temperature’.

B.F. Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green
Aromas of white peach, pineapple and spring blossom combine with butterscotch. The vibrant fruit characters flow across the broad palate, with a deft vanilla oak component combined with soft acidity giving good structure to this well-balanced layered wine with a sassy finish.
(12% Alc. - Residual Sugar <1g/L).

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$29.99 : 4 Stars

‘Homestead’ Riesling 2016

Grape: 100% Riesling
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green
Developed aromatics of limes, apple skin, nashi pear with a subtle minerality combine to create a complex invitation. Citrus characters are still holding centre stage on the palate and it is this natural acidity that gives a wanted lift to the easy-going clean finish.
(12% Alc. - Off-Dry, R.S. 5.9g/L).

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 9°C
*Retail - NZ$20.99 : 3.5 Stars

Chardonnay 2018

Grape: ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green
Aromas of white peaches, apples and a shortbread note. The palate is both elegant and generous showcasing apricots and peaches, all finely balanced by natural fruit acidity and a creamy-butterscotch nuance due the 10 months in oak resulting in a smooth finish.
(13% Alc. - Classic Dry Style, R.S. 1.2g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$29.99 : 5 Stars

‘Vintage Widow’ Pinot 2017

Grape: 8 clones of Pinot Noir
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green
Lifted aromas of cherries joined by fresh herbs and violets. The textural palate is a celebration of red & black cherries, berry chocolate, subtle tannins and infused vanilla oak with varietal Pinot Noir acidity. A well-integrated, balanced wine, with an appealing bright finish.
(13.5% Alc. - Dry Style, R.S. <1g/L)

• Mild decanting & serve at 15°- 16°C
*Retail - NZ$39.99 : 5 Stars

‘Gum Emperor’ Pinot 2013

Grape: ‘Single Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green
With age comes a laidback aroma or cherries, plums and dried spice. The detailed palate nonchalantly reveals mature flavours of dark cherries, infused with an earthy forest floor nuance wrapped in dry tannins and oak, crafting a textural savoury finish.
(12.5% Alc. - Dry Style, R.S. <1g/L)

• No decanting & serve at 15°- 16°C
*Retail - NZ$48.99 : 4 Stars

‘Botrytis’ Riesling 2018

Grape:  100% Riesling
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green
An alluring aroma of sweet apricots, nectarines, honeycomb and a touch of orange marmalade. The concentrated and luscious palate is perfectly balanced by its inherent acidity giving sunshine of a rainbow of tropical flavours and a deliciously long finish.
(9.5% Alc. - Residual Sugar 269g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 9°- 10°C
*Retail - 375ml - NZ$44.99 : 5 Stars

*These varietal, handcrafted Jackson Estate wines are available from Fine Wine Retailers • Restaurants • Wine Bars & Winery Website.
*(stock & vintage availability may vary by outlet & country)